NY Woodlanders Gathering
2010 New York Gathering
August 21-22 at Warwick Center Campgrounds
Warwick, New York ...about 50 miles from NYC
2010 Theme: Illness, Wellness and Natural Materials. Illness is an indication of some crack in the system... an opportunity to work with, to change something.
- About 40 people came to this Event. Cynthia Fletcher organized with Dan Mack. Comments-Reactions
- a Swap of Materials, Books and Tools everbody brought
- a Tent of Materials/Tools/Work Areas with time for formal and impromptu workshops on:
- Nature and Healing
Dan talks about the recent Alchemy Seminar:Learning to Work
with the Technical, the Spiritual, the Intuitive
Lynn Hoins: a workshop and exercises on Journaling
Laurie Seeman on The Nature of Water: vortexes!
Hannah Maxwell returned with Gyrokinesis
David Wiener led a meditation
- Tools, Materials and Techniques with natural materials
Dan demonstrated Shaker Seat Weaving
Dan had materials and inspiration for wallets from coffee bean
bags and Woodland Indian gorgets, plus Bark to carve and Cards to make.
Matthew set up his lathe and helped people turn wooden rings
A pick-up load of White Birch appeared and disappeared
Dan Mack talks about his work with at-risk youth and natural materials;
advertising on Facebook and new thoughts on how rustic mind fits in.
Lori Charkey and Mark Becker present on making simple toys.
Rich Pillar helps us make rustic sistrums
Shekinah and Michelle had Block Carving materials all weekend
Cynthia Fletcher on ink/brush drawing
WickerLady carried messages away in a Great Blaz
Kim Vergil opened an early AM Dream Workshop
Krissie played her banjo
Aiden traded Dan two rocks for a tarot book
... an atmosphere, a "zone", where people can relax and find the time for hands-on exploration and knowing of the natural world, and develop artful thinking. more
What aren't Woodlanders Gatherings?
... NOT a school or even a set of craft workshops. Oh yes, lots of making and some instruction happens, but the whole event began as a form of community-building. more
WHAT HAPPENS: Tents and Tables of Art and Nature Experiences with tools & materials available all weekend-- with guidance.
In 2010, it rained all day Sunday. What Happens