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First Thursday: Screen Printing Workshop Pictures

Huge thanks to Sam and James from Chromaculture Screen Printing and Design in Novato for teaching us the art of screen printing and helping us come up with our own designs!

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April 3rd, 2014 at 7 PM                          

imagesSee what it takes to make a concert poster come alive or a t-shirt stand out! In this hands-on workshop Sam Kraus, owner of Chromaculture Screen Printing and Design, will teach you the fundamentals of screen printing. You’ll learn everything from how to create the artwork to the process of printing. 

Everyone who registers will leave the workshop with their own screen-printed shirt. Registration required and space is VERY limited. Register here.

If registration is full, you can add your name to the wait-list here and we will notify you if space becomes available. 

 

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Slam Poetry Competition Pictures

Thank you to everyone who made the Slam Poetry Competition a rousing success! The 10 poets inspired, moved, and awed an audience of over 260 people. Below are a few photos from the event. If you have any photos you would like to share, please email them to me at kmacbride@cityofmillvalley.org. Poems from the evening can be found here (I will add more poems as I receive them). Video of the event will be posted when it becomes available.

Pre-slam prep with pizza and our amazing emcee, Chinaka Hodge…

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A few poets…

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photo credit: Matt Ross

photo credit: Matt Ross

 

photo credit: Matt Ross

photo credit: Matt Ross

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In front of a huge crowd…insta crowdshot

Photo credit: Matt Ross

Photo credit: Matt Ross

Impressing judges…

photo credit: Matt Ross

photo credit: Matt Ross

 

 

 

photo credit: Matt Ross

photo credit: Matt Ross

A winner…

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And a well-deserved standing ovation for all…

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The applause and the accolades continued well after the competition was over….

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First Thursday: The Art of Comedy (pictures)

First, Dhaya broke us up into groups and asked us to brainstorm about people/events/anything we found funny. Why was it funny? 

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Then, we watched clips from a variety of different comedians (Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Mitch Hedberg, Margaret Cho) and talked about what did…or didn’t make those comedians funny. 

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Next, Dhaya explained different comedic devices. She talked about a joke she is working on and we discussed ways she could improve/expand the joke for one of her sets. 

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Finally, everyone got a chance to stand up and perform a joke that they had workshopped in their respective groups.

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Look at how brave Austenne is! She did a fantastic job, too!

After Hours Triwizard Tournament Pictures

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We gathered in the Creekside Room, where there were plenty of delicious snacks…

those who were brave enough to dry the drink were pleasantly surprised...

 And participants submitted their names to the Goblet of Fire…

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striking a pose when necessary…

Kate is always so camera shy...

Kate is always so camera shy…

First Challenge: Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans…

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Second Challenge: “Quidditch”Quidditch1

Third Challenge: Name that Muggle…

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Fourth Challenge: Get the Key Out of the Frozen Ice Cube…

this is mostly me looking astonished that the teams thought of BREAKING the ice. the teams were waaaay smarter than any of the librarians planning the event

this is mostly me looking astonished that the teams thought of BREAKING the ice. the teams were waaaay smarter than any of the librarians planning the event

Fifth Challenge: Unlock the box and find the book written on the piece of paper in the box…

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 Sixth Challenge: As a team, complete the Harry Potter Crossword Puzzle located inside the book…

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In the end, the Durmstrang Team won, but everyone had a great night. Thanks to everyone who spent the evening Triwizarding with us!

First Thursday: Slam Poetry Workshop with Jazz Hudson (pictures)

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This video was amazing, and I can't remember the name of it. I will find out and caption properly when I figure it out...

This video was amazing, and I can’t remember the name of it. I will find out and caption properly when I figure it out…

What did that video say about identity, words, self-esteem?

What did that video say about identity, words, self-esteem?How does staring at someone for five minutes make you feel? Write an "eyewitness" poem...How does staring at someone for five minutes make you feel? Write an “eyewitness” poem…Picking our best lines to create a new poemPicking our best lines to create a new poPick a line, any line...Pick a line, any line…Slam Poetry Workshop with Jazz Hudson: Remember the 5 senses...what does fear taste like?Slam Poetry Workshop with Jazz Hudson: Remember the 5 senses…what does fear taste like?Writing....Writing….

 

First Thursday: Revolution Zine (pictures)

Thanks to Elly Blue and Joe Biel from Microcosm Publishing for a ridiculously fun evening!

So many zines for us to check out

So many zines for us to check out

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Anna looks fancy pouring water

Anna looks fancy pouring wat

Markita and Kate get their hands on Katie's camera
Markita and Kate get their hands on Katie’s camera

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Blurry phone picture of Katie and KateZines!

The best picture ever taken of Bob

The best picture ever taken of Bob

How to make a zine from a 8.5x11 piece of paper.

Camille makes a zine and it makes her happy

Camille makes a zine and it makes her happy