It is my honor to announce our first retreat! With my good buddies, Michael deMeng and Andrea Matus-deMeng. This dynamic duo is going to provide us a ton of fun, laughter, craziness and chaos... Just the way we like it!
The Fantastical Fantoccini with
Michael deMeng and Andrea Matus-deMeng!
So…I’m sure you are wondering…go ahead say it: “What in the world is a fantoccini?” Well, basically a fantoccini is a puppet show which uses string or wire for movement. And now your next question is: “So why didn’t you call it the Fantastical Marionette Show?” Well, because, we needed some sizzle, some sense of the exotic, of the bizarre….because that is exactly what we are going to create, a mystical realm housed by stringed citizens.
Day One & Two:
The Stage- Andrea Matus deMeng
In this class you will create the theater stage. This will not be unlike an actual stage in that the scenery can be changed, moved, and adjusted. Layers of imagery will transform a small space into a world of depth and wonder. This will all be done using elements of painting drawing and collage
Day Three & Four:
The Marionettes – Michael deMeng
The second part of the class will involve the creation of the puppet people. You will create a fantastical cast of inhabitants for the theater you created. To do this you will modify discarded dolls, toys and found objects and transform them into wondrously strange stringed performers.
A bit more info...
This retreat will begin with Check-in and opening night fun on Tuesday April 23rd! We will kick off the night with some bubbly, and introductions at our fabulous location the Clam Cannery right in heart of downtown Port Townsend! Classes will be Wednesday through Saturday, and "co-taught" by Michael and Andrea. We will have a lovely lunch catered by Arran Stark (a renowned chef who lives here in town) full of scumptious local goodness. Snacks and coffee through-out the day, and some pastries and such in the a.m. And then optional special events around town... we'll take you where the locals hang. Satuday we will wind down with a celebration, that shall include dancing! The tuition is $980 and includes all of the above!
Lodging is not included, but we have lots of recommendations all within walking distance of the Clam Cannery:
The Old Consulate Inn, run by a wonderful Steampunk couple http://oldconsulate.com/
The Palace (a former brothel... but note, there's no elevator) http://www.palacehotelpt.com/
The Bishop Hotel (a beautiful Victorian Hotel) http://www.bishopvictorian.com/
Please feel free to email us if you are looking for a house or condo to rent, we have the connections!
Lots more info to come, but spaces are filling up so feel free to register NOW, as space is limited to 30 folks!!!
Click on the registration form below for more info! Supply list to follow!
Questions? Feel free to email us at: email@example.com