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Introduction to Highland Piping and Drumming 1

Presented by Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts

Thursdays, November 2 through November 30 (no class on November 23), 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Outback Artspace

Cost: $70 each
*Checks should be made payable to Catamount Arts with VICA in the memo line.

BEGINNERS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!!!

Piping Instructor: Iain MacHarg

Drumming Instructor: Brian Horbal

For information contact: Molly Stone, VICA Program Manager @ mstone@kcppresents.org

Students should bring their own practice chanter, drum pad and sticks if they have them. Or you may rent practice instruments at low cost from class instructors. Only 7 practice chanters are available for rent. First come first served.

You can find information about purchasing chanters HERE and HERE.

WEEK 1

  • Early history of pipe band and incorporation into military tradition
  • Introduction to chanters and pads with scale and basic sticking
  • Notable figures in early history
  • Setting goals

WEEK 2

  • Review material and goals
  • History from military tradition to the start of the World Pipe Band Championships
  • G-gracenote scale + memorizing finger positions
  • Review proper sticking w/ basic exercises and rudiments
  • Set goals for next week

WEEK 3

  • Review progress on last weeks’ goals and materials
  • Local history of pipe bands: St.Andrews, Green mountain Highlanders, Graham Highlanders, Catamount
  • D and E gracenote scales + Strikes
  • Additional sticking and rudiments + long rolls and dynamics
  • Set goals for next week

WEEK 4

  • Review progress
  • Modern local era of pipe bands
  • Amazing Grace on chanters and pads
  • Conclusion and review + set the stage for course #2

The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts actively preserves and promotes Celtic culture, language, art, dance, and music by offering instruction in traditional Celtic disciplines, preserving significant material, and strengthening the prominence of Celtic culture within our society. The school is the only year round institution of its kind in New England.

It is our goal to promote Celtic culture in Vermont through the arts: Pipes, Celtic Harp, Fiddle, Highland Dance, Irish and Cape Breton Step Dancing, Highland Drumming, and Gaelic Song.

Our instructors have, collectively, over 45 years of teaching experience with solo players and pipe bands. They have traveled throughout North America and Scotland as competitors, teachers, and workshop leaders. VICA director, Iain MacHarg, holds a Masters in education, a Senior certificate, and the Teaching certificate from the Institute of Piping in Scotland.

11/2/2017 7:00 PM
Highland Dancing (Ages 5 and up)

Tuesdays, November 7-December 12, 6-7pm

Location: Catamount Arts Cabaret Room

Instructor: Olivia Gates

This class provides an introduction to Highland Dancing, an activity that combines the endurance and strength of an athlete and the artistry of a dancer. Students will enjoy opportunities to learn about all facets of this sport including fitness, performance, competition, and Scottish culture, and will develop a genuine love of dance. This class is offered by Catamount Arts in partnership with the Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts.

Class fee: $70. For information on scholarship availability or payment plans, please contact Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 or acampbell@catamountarts.org.

Olivia Gates has been participating in Highland Dance for 18 years and studied with Heather Morris. She is certified through the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, and has been an active member in the Nova-Scotia, Ontario, and Vermont Highland Dance communities. She has competed across Canada and in the United States at local and national events. Outside of competition, Olivia enjoys Irish Step and Celtic Step dance.

The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts (VICA) actively preserves and promotes Celtic culture, heritage, and music by offering instruction in traditional Celtic disciplines. The school is the only year round institution of its kind in the state of Vermont, and one of the few in New England. VICA is currently based out of Marshfield, Vermont, but has expanded its reach into Caledonia County by partnering with Catamount Arts. VICA instructors will be offering classes in Highland Dance, Beginner Piping and Drumming, Celtic Culture & History, as well as hosting several performances by Celtic artists.

11/7/2017 6:00 PM
DESIGN AND CROCHET A WINTER HAT (Homeschooled students ages 10 and up; adults welcome)

Thursdays, November 9-December 14, 9:30-11:00am

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Class fee: $60; bring your own crochet hook (size 6.5mm/K) or purchase one at the first class for $3. Other materials included. Catamount Arts is committed to offering arts activities to all children, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 if you are interested in discussing payment plans or scholarship opportunities.

After paying the class fee, please register here.

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

This class offers participants a hands-on interactive experience of designing then making an original crocheted hat, perfect for the coming winter. Parents and other adult caregivers are welcome to participate. Hats make great holiday gifts! Class is limited to 7 students.

Heidi Lyons has taught art for nearly 20 years for schools and community organizations. A mixed media painter and fiber artist, she currently teaches art at Peacham School and is the founder and producer of her own line of hats called Heidi’s Hats.

11/9/2017 9:30 AM
Northern Vermont Songwriters

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Admission: Free

Northern Vermont Songwriters is a new organization for songwriters to share knowledge and maximize creativity. Membership and meetings are free. We meet at 6:45 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month in the wooden octagonal building behind Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. Songwriters from Vermont, New Hampshire and anywhere else are invited to attend, and all genres of music are welcome. Songwriters may bring a song to share. The song may be performed live for the group, or a recording may be played (an iPhone dock will be available). Songwriters are encouraged to bring 6 copies of lyrics to share with the group. They may also bring lyrics only, or choose to simply listen and comment on the songs of others. Members might be invited to participate in public performances, including a Songwriter Round at Catamount Arts and at First Night. Another exciting benefit is occasional workshops hosted by music industry professionals, designed to help songwriters improve their craft. Please join us for our next meeting. Any questions should be sent to jakarns33@gmail.com; or phone: (802) 467-9859.

11/16/2017 6:45 PM
Highland Dancing (Adults and teens)

Tuesdays, November 21 - December 12, 7-8pm

Location: Catamount Arts Cabaret Room

Instructor: Olivia Gates

This class provides an introduction to Highland Dancing, an activity that combines the endurance and strength of an athlete and the artistry of a dancer. Students will enjoy opportunities to learn about all facets of this sport including fitness, performance, competition, and Scottish culture, and will develop a genuine love of dance. This class is offered by Catamount Arts in partnership with the Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts.

Class fee: $50 (10% discount for Catamount members or students). For information on scholarship availability for teens, please contact Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 or acampbell@catamountarts.org.

Olivia Gates has been participating in highland dance for 18 years and studied with Heather Morris. She is certified through the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, and has been an active member in the Nova-Scotia, Ontario, and Vermont highland dance communities. She has competed across Canada and in the United States at local and national events. Outside of competition, Olivia enjoys Irish Step and Celtic Step dance.

The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts (VICA) actively preserves and promotes Celtic culture, heritage, and music by offering instruction in traditional Celtic disciplines. The school is the only year round institution of its kind in the state of Vermont, and one of the few in New England. VICA is currently based out of Marshfield, Vermont, but has expanded its reach into Caledonia County by partnering with Catamount Arts. VICA instructors will be offering classes in Highland Dance, Beginner Piping and Drumming, Celtic Culture & History, as well as hosting several performances by Celtic artists.

11/21/2017 7:00 PM
Lighting and Image Making (Adults and high school students)

Tuesdays, November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Class fee: $80 (10% discount for Catamount Arts members and high school students).

High school students, after paying class fee, please register here.

Instructor: Cornelia Hasenfuss

In this class we will explore the world of lighting in photography. We will begin with a study of natural light, and continue with the use of “hot lights”, studio lights as well as basics of portrait photography. No prior experience is necessary, and while we will touch upon basic camera controls, our main focus will be in shooting and critiquing.

Cornelia Hasenfuss of Peacham has been making images for more than 25 years. She trained at the Maine Photographic Workshops. Most recently, she taught at the Cardigan School in Canaan, NH and ran a high school AP program in Sandy, UT. Her experience includes teaching portfolio prep and reviews, large format photography, studio lighting, medium format camera use, basic camera use and all forms of darkroom skills from basic black and white silver printing to film development and alternative and historical printing processes. Her personal art focuses on landscape images, as well as collage techniques including sewing, papermaking, hand coating images and historical processes of photography.

11/28/2017 5:30 PM
Introduction to Highland Piping and Drumming 2

Presented by Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts

Thursdays, December 7 through December 28, 7:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Outback Artspace

Cost: $70 each
*Checks should be made payable to Catamount Arts with VICA in the memo line.

BEGINNERS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!!!

Piping Instructor: Iain MacHarg

Drumming Instructor: Brian Horbal

For information contact: Molly Stone, VICA Program Manager @ mstone@kcppresents.org

Students should bring their own practice chanter, drum pad and sticks if they have them. Or you may rent practice instruments at low cost from class instructors. Only 7 practice chanters are available for rent. First come first served.

You can find information about purchasing chanters HERE and HERE.

WEEK 1

  • Review material from course I and welcome
  • Bagpipes and Clans, Piping lineage and styling
  • GDEs and G-Doublings
  • Setting goals for reflection and personal clan research
  • Work with tap rolls

WEEK 2

  • Review material from last week and clan information
  • Deeper dive into clan piping
  • Highland Clearances and illegal culture
  • AG w/ doublings + 1st part of Rakes of Mallow
  • Set goals
  • Accented singles & first part of Rakes of Mallow

WEEK 3

  • Review and Discussion
  • What we have covered so far
  • Identifying connections between modern life and ancient clans
  • D-throws + 2nd part of Rakes of Mallow
  • Setting final goals
  • Flams and second part of Rakes of Mallow

WEEK 4

  • Review and discussion
  • Reflection of past week and heritage
  • AG full tune and Rakes of Mallow full tune
  • Additional drum rudiments. AG & Rakes of Mallow full tunes
  • Course wrap-up what worked what didn’t

The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts actively preserves and promotes Celtic culture, language, art, dance, and music by offering instruction in traditional Celtic disciplines, preserving significant material, and strengthening the prominence of Celtic culture within our society. The school is the only year round institution of its kind in New England.

It is our goal to promote Celtic culture in Vermont through the arts: Pipes, Celtic Harp, Fiddle, Highland Dance, Irish and Cape Breton Step Dancing, Highland Drumming, and Gaelic Song.

Our instructors have, collectively, over 45 years of teaching experience with solo players and pipe bands. They have traveled throughout North America and Scotland as competitors, teachers, and workshop leaders. VICA director, Iain MacHarg, holds a Masters in education, a Senior certificate, and the Teaching certificate from the Institute of Piping in Scotland.

12/7/2017 7:00 PM
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