Teens Create!

This past November 6 & 7 Rocky Mountain Arts held a workshop with teens in the True North Youth Program. These talented students created a wood sculpture, which will be on display Dec. 4 at Resurrection…and, will burn a la Burning Man style along with two other larger-than-life sculptures.

The amazing Co-Creators were:
Angie Saldin, Selma Tutt-Pyk, Valeria Villafuerte, Jocelyn Nieto, Daniel Gutierrez,
Alex Ramirez, Jairo Gonzalez Zarazua, Claire Jacobs, and Alex Ambriz.

True North Youth Program: Art installation build workshop


This art installation build workshop is taking place in the Festival Founders yard on November 6 & 7. Eight teens have signed up to create magic over two days with Chris Myers & Erin Ries.
The sculpture will be showcased at Resurrection on December 4th. And, it will be torched like the other wood sculptures.
The True North Youth Program kids will attend the event for free.
This program was made possible in part by the generous support of Alpine Bank.
If you are with True North Youth Program and wish to participate, email erin@telluridefirefestival.org.

Juggling Mastery Class: Saturday, Dec. 4, 1pm

This one-hour class will go over fundamental juggling techniques that will help you learn tricks ranging from beginner to advanced levels. You will learn the methodology needed to break down any juggling trick so that you can learn efficiently and effectively.

Juggling Mastery Class: Sunday, Dec. 5, 3pm

This one-hour class will go over fundamental juggling techniques that will help you learn tricks ranging from beginner to advanced levels. You will learn the methodology needed to break down any juggling trick so that you can learn efficiently and effectively.

Moving on up: an introductory course to stilts: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2pm

In this class you will learn the first couple of basics to circus stilts such as falling and walking. This class is perfect for anyone interested in getting into stilts, those wishing to better their balance or wanting to push themselves outside of their comfort zone.

Moving on up: an introductory course to stilts: Sunday, Dec. 5, 1pm

In this class you will learn the first couple of basics to circus stilts such as falling and walking. This class is perfect for anyone interested in getting into stilts, those wishing to better their balance or wanting to push themselves outside of their comfort zone.

Clowning Around: A crash course is FUN— Sunday, Dec. 5, 2pm

In this wacky workshop we will play with a plethora of props in a rapid round robin rotation and snicker during some silly classic clown shenanigans. Guaranteed fun for any age or skill level.

A successful Beginner Welding Workshop

The Beginner Welding Workshop, like many other events, was canceled due to the pandemic this past December 2020. Through determination, a loyal following and an eager instructor, it was rescheduled for May 22 and 23 in an above ground nonworking mine at Deep Creek Experimental.

Nine people participated in the workshop. Four, ranging from 13 to 17 years of age—were sponsored by One-To-One Mentoring. Several adults from Telluride participated as well. All materials and safety equipment were supplied to the students, they just needed to show up ready to create.

The students learned the process of creating a steel fire art project from scratch using reclaimed materials. Dan taught the basics of shop safety, welding basics, metal manipulation, and how to add fire elements. Materials on the first day. The students collaborated on the creation of a fire sculpture out of steel and added propane elements to the finished project, which will be on display at the 2021 event.

Not only did the group produce a collaborative work of art including flame effects, but also separate welded sculptures for themselves. Fiery Fluffy was the name given the team creation. The students tossed their name into a hat to give all a fair chance to win the group created flaming art installation, and 13 year-old Sebastian Santa Ana was the winner.

About the instructor
Dan Gundrum of Home Technology Group and Pivotal Effects taught the two-day class. Dan, a member of Deep Creek Experimental explains his craft in this way, “I look at the world and what inspires art. It stems from my impulsive desire to observe life from a different perspective. When something can be influenced in that altered perspective, art happens. That influence can be something as simple as clicking the shutter or making that grind. Pushing the boundaries of that influence makes something entirely new. Something that can transport the viewer into that altered perspective.” Says Dan, “I love teaching this class for the Festival. The reward is seeing the smiles and creativity”.

The Welding Workshop is Back!!!

Beginner Welding With Dan Gundrum!

Stay tuned for more details a about his two-day beginner workshop to be held December 5 & 6, 9am-4pm.

Class size will be limited, safe physical distancing will be practiced and masks provided to create a safe environment for the students.

Email erin@telluridefirefestival for more info or sign up here to receive our enews.

 

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