These optional workshops are 1hr long and can be attended by anyone at the event.

ALL CRAFT AREA WORKSHOPS ARE FOR ALL LEVELS BUT SOME DO HAVE LIMITED SPACES SO YOU NEED TO SIGN UP AT REGISTRATION πŸ™‚

Some of these workshops will be happening in ‘Craft Corner’ – a room off the main upstairs hall (the one with the huge window) and some in the chill space. If we’re lucky a few workshops might migrate to the Trinity community garden too!

Also see Main Workshops and Optional Workshops for more!

Click the picture for more details πŸ™‚

Ukulele
Video Making
Magic Origami
Unicorn Head Bands
Contact Juggling
Colouring
Glitter Up!
Tutu Making
Massage
Knitting
Instagram for Dummies

Ukulele with Emma

It wouldn’t be SWhoop without the traditional ukulele sessions! Bring your uke along! They’ll be a beginners workshop a day on Friday and Saturday and a proper sing-a-longs in the chill out space on Sunday. Emma’s been playing uke for ages but is really just focussed on some fun sing along songs πŸ˜› She does have a ton of easy songs to share ?

Ukulele for beginners with Emma (singers and kazoo-ists welcome) – Friday and Saturday

Ukulele Sing along (singers, uke, kazoos, whatever welcome) – Sunday

MAX SPACES:
There are 6 ukuleles that can be borrowed for the workshops. Sign up required to use one of these.
They will be able to be purchased after the Sunday Workshop.

YOU WILL NEED:
Either to have signed up for one of the ukes OR Bring your own πŸ™‚

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Lights, Camera, Hooping! with Morgan

Learn to make better hoop videos from a working Hollywood camera girl and 2x “video of the year” Hoopie winner! This workshop will go over the basics of flow-tography and give you hands on, easy to follow instructions that will make your hoop videos stand out and look professional AF. Your social media videos, hoop trick tutorials, (and even that hoop demo reel you have been meaning to make) will not only look great…they will highlight the most important element….you!

MAX SPACES:
16 on Friday
16 on Saturday
Please sign up at registration

YOU WILL NEED:
camera or recording device (phone)

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Magic Origami with Christof

I’m gonna teach the basic pattern to create an absolutely fantastic Origami toy: The Origami firework! It’s a beautiful meditation partner, a wonderful decoration and a great toy!

MAX SPACES:
16
Please sign up at registration

YOU WILL NEED:
your hands πŸ™‚

 

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Unicorn Headband making with Nic

Make your own Unicorn headband and become the Unicorn you’ve always wanted to be!

You’ll be making the basic unicorn headband like this:

MAX SPACES:
16
Please sign up at registration

YOU WILL NEED:
All the basic materials are provided but please bring flowers/other stuff to attach to it if you want to personalise your headband.

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Contact Juggling with Drew

An introduction to contact juggling from Bristol local Drew.

Drew had been manipulating since ’96 and is a bit of an all rounder with crazy skills with Multiball Contact juggling, 1 ball contact, Bodyrolling, Hat & cane, Balls, Poi, Contact Staff and Clubs. More recently (since ’04) he’s added Swing Dancing, Charleston Dancing, and Skating to the mix.

He has previously ran workshops at many Juggling and Manipulation events including: Uberpoi Edinburgh 2005. Play Festival 2005/6, Bristol Juggling Convention 1997-2007, European Juggling Convention 2001/02/03/04/06, British Juggling convention 2000-04+07 followed by a hiatus for a few years from teaching. We got him to teach at SWhoop 2015 and the workshop was a big hit so we got him back ?

Check out his collaborative blog Ministry of Manipulation for some insane inspiration. It’s kind of like hooping.org for manipulators with a ridiculous skill level. Worth a watch!

MAX SPACES:
There will be a limited number of contact balls that can be borrowed for the workshops. Sign up required to use one of these.

YOU WILL NEED:
Either to have signed up for one of the borrowed balls OR Bring your own πŸ™‚
Bringing your own – 100mm+ Contact Ball (ideally not acrylic)

Perhaps we’ll start with one but here’s some inspiration nonetheless:

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Colouring Corner

Take a rest, grab some pencils and select one of the many printed colouring sheets. Just like meditation, colouring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate free-floating anxiety. Also gives your body a rest πŸ˜›

MAX SPACES:
16
Well there’s 16 chairs but there can be more people if you dont mind sitting elsewhere πŸ™‚

YOU WILL NEED:
All materials are provided!
Unless you have fave pencils/pens you want to bring along πŸ™‚

Glitter Up with Sarah and Team

During the Saturday night run up to the Showcase you’ll have the chance to do some glittering/face painting. Head to the glitter station where they’ll be Sarah and her team will be there to help if you need it or you can just go crazy πŸ™‚

MAX SPACES:
No max

YOU WILL NEED:

We have all the tools and I even bought some really exciting colours of biodegradable glitter – woo!
Bring any extra glitters/face paints/bindis you want to share.
Please only attach the glitter at the glitter station where the floor is covered πŸ™‚

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Tutu making with Sara

You will learn how to make a tutu costume πŸ™‚

MAX SPACES:
30
Please sign up at registration

YOU WILL NEED:
All the basic materials are provided πŸ™‚


Intro to Partner Massage with Livi

Livi attained a Bsc(Hons) in Chinese medicine in 2010 and continued her study through the bowen technique in 2012. Using information from her own yoga and circus practice, theories of fascial stretch techniques and Feldenkrais method- she will teach you some effective ways of listening to what the body needs and relieving tension for your partner.

MAX SPACES:
16
Please sign up at registration

YOU WILL NEED:
No experience necessary, Just an openness to learn.

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Knitting for Beginners

Ever wanted to learn to knit?

 

Here’s your chance!

SuziΒ  (pictured in the grey beanie) will be taking you through how to make these awesome Beanie Hats!

Suzi gave me one a few years ago and I LOVE IT πŸ™‚

It is a beginners knitting workshop but that doesn’t mean you can’t come and get involved if you’re a pro!

MAX SPACES:

The first 10 people to sign up receive a set of knitting needles to take home!

There will be around 6 pairs available to borrow
There is acrylic yarn (vegan friendly) enough provided for just the hats (no pom poms) for 12 people
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Bring your own needles- you’ll need 10mm or 12mm one ended normal knitting needles 30cm long
OR/AND
Bring your own wool – super chunky wool is easiest

Please sign up at registration

 

YOU WILL NEED:
If you’re in the first 10 to sign up you’ll need nothing πŸ™‚
Please bring any wool you have that you want to use.
If you have needles and wool you want to use then bring them along

Instagram for Dummies with Emma

I run both @hoopingmad and @blueboobybras. I am 37 and not at all the age range for instagram but I’ve been realising more and more that many of my customers and potential customers ARE avid instagram users.

I’ve been picking up tips from people/blogs all over the world and I’ve been learning how best to use instagram to the advantage of my business with the aim to not have to be on there too much! It’s a learning process and I still have more to learn but I’m happy to share the knowledge I have.

Please note that this workshop is not about making vids (you have morgan’s workshop for that).

We will cover:
The basics of how Instagram works – posting, commenting, hashtags
Your profile and 9-grid
What are hashtags and how to use them?
Reducing your Ig time: Automation options, #tbt and regram
Growing followers – interaction, competitions, collaborations
Sponsorship and/or sending products to influencers and how they can benefit your business

MAX SPACES:
16
Please sign up at registration

YOU WILL NEED:
Your phones with the Instagram app installed