“Remembering Who And Where We Are: A Workshop with Joe Crookston on Sparking Your Creativity And Strengthening Your Community

Time: 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Place: Studio 8, Irvington

Creativity can be about many things – a conversation between artist and audience, between one artist and another each time they create together, or between members of any group as they brainstorm ways to build a better community.

Joe Crookston believes that all of us, not just professional artists, have boundless creativity waiting to be unleashed. What are the “classic” stories that you always tell about yourself or the place you live? Have you ever tried writing a song or reciting irreverent slam poetry to tell those stories? This workshop will be fun, lighthearted, deep, honest and will be a meaningful exploration of words, imagery, music, and stories.

This workshop is about laughter, music, storytelling, and celebrating the richness of both our personal stories and the stories about the communities that we call home. We’ll make a little art and try something new. We’ll play and tap into our conscious and unconscious minds to REMEMBER who and where we are.

Bring a pencil or pen, a notebook and an open mind. Joe will sing for you. He’ll play his fiddle, make you laugh. He will help you to dust off the creative cobwebs.

Joe Crookston is songwriter, musician, painter, storyteller and creative explorer from Ithaca, NY. Named Folk Alliance International’s Artist-in-Residence for 2016, he has taught and facilitated at 100’s of retreats, schools, conferences and festivals throughout the US, Canada and Ireland.

Note: This workshop is FREE, but first priority registration will go to Irvington Folk Festival weekend pass ticket holders and Saturday night VIP ticket holders. remaining spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, space permitting.