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Weekend@Wilson 2014: June 27-29


Weekend@Wilson is an opportunity for alumni, families and friends to participate in interesting workshops, experience dorm living and connect with other WWC community members. Online registration opens on May 12. Contact Ellen Querin, Director of Community Relations with questions at querin@warren-wilson.edu.


Workshop Category Legend
Arts & Crafts
Health & Wellness
Fun for Kids
Games & Learning
Urban Homesteading

2014 Workshop Listing

Appalachian Basket Making
Asheville Brewery Tour
Basic Homebrewing
Children's Games
Collage Techniques and Creative Exploration 
Crafting with Felted Wool
Create a Terrarium
Creative Yoga
Decoupage on Glass
Design and Make Earrings and a Necklace
Designing a Container Garden
Discover Scuba Diving
Druid Qigong
Effective Public Advocacy
Explore Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts
Exploring Natural Dyes
Farm and Animal Tour
Fermenting Food at Home 
Fiber Crafts for Children
Foot Stool Caning
Fun on the Bryson Gym Climbing Wall
Fun with Backyard Chickens
Gardening for Kids
Goals and Resolutions for Success
Improve Your Carpentry Skills by Building a Birdhouse
Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique
Latin Dancing
Make a Cobweb Broom
Make a Unique Tile Coaster
Mobile Phone Photography
Munchkin Tennis
Painting for Kids
Painting on Canvas
Prevention and Treatment of Common Exercise and Sports Related Injuries
Sewing Aprons
Team Challenge Course
Tips to Become a Better Birder
Yoga for Beginners


Appalachian Basket Making
Joe Bruneau '86
Saturday at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM (two part session)
Learn the basic construction techniques of a ribbed basket using vines, rattan and other materials. Materials fee: $15. Class limit: 15, ages 14 and older. 

Asheville Brewery Tour
Jim Bailes '78
Friday from 1:00 -5:00 PM (two part session)
Come explore two of the reasons why Asheville was named Beer City USA in 2010! Get a behind the scenes glimpse into two of the area’s famous breweries. Transportation will be provided; nominal charge for tastings which are payable directly to breweries. Materials fee: $5. Class limit: 13, ages 21 and up.

Basic Homebrewing
Chris Smith-Naill '99
Saturday at 1:30 PM
This workshop will cover the basics of how to home brew beer. Participants will receive instruction on the equipment, handouts for the process and samples of home brew and extracts. Ages 21 and up.

Dale Morse '89
Friday at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM (two part session) OR
Saturday at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM (two part session)
Learn to play with fire! This class will introduce you to safety, fire management, and proper hammer techniques for blacksmithing. Students will make a simple hook with a leaf. Expect to get dirty, so wear appropriate clothing. Blacksmithing is a 2-part class (two sessions offered both on Friday and Saturday). Class limit: 6, ages 12 and up.

Children’s Games
Peggy Burke '56
Friday at 3:30 PM
Put away your electronic devices and enjoy playing Jacks, Hop-Scotch, String Games, Chalk Drawings, Pick-Up Sticks and Jump Rope.  Directions and coaching will be provided.  Ages 6 and up, 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Collage Techniques and Creative Exploration  
Eric Singdahlsen '91
Saturday at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM (two part session)
Pablo Picasso helped establish collage as a modern art form early in the 20th century, so, if you like Picasso, you’ll be in good company. The Collage Workshop is a four-hour event geared toward people interested in making art. No experience or artistic talent is necessary; just a willingness to experiment and perhaps get a little messy.  Following some instruction and demonstration on a wide variety of approaches to collage, participants will have ample opportunity to make collages to take home. Materials will be provided. Class limit: 12, ages 14 and up.

Crafting with Felted Wool
Dorothy Engelsman—WWC Alumni Parent
Friday at 1:00 PM
Participants will create felt projects out of old sweaters and will be able to choose their pattern.  Instructor will be providing all supplies as well as the felted sweaters. Everyone needs to bring scissors and a tape measure, and we will be using rotary cutters and mats as well so anyone who has one should bring it. Materials fee for adults only: $5. Class limit: 15, ages 8 and up, 7 and under accompanied by adult.

Create a Terrarium
Cait Coffey '11
Friday at 3:30 PM
Craft your very own miniature biome. Using recycled and native materials, you'll learn terrarium construction and maintenance. All participants will leave with their custom creation. Supplies and inspiration included. Materials fee: $5. Class limit: 12, ages 7 and up, 6 and under accompanied by an adult.