3DL Fest (Three Days of Light): August 25-28 2016

Applications ARE OPEN for IKS STAFF and Grassroots Presenters for 3DL Fest (Three Days of Light).
[Workshop List and Descriptions Below]

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What: Three Days of Light

When: August 25-28, 2016

Where: Near Asheville, NC.

3DL Gathering Event Page

3DL Fest (Three Days of Light): August 25-28 @ near Asheville NC

3DL Fest (Three Days of Light): August 25-28 @ near Asheville NC

IKS Staff Presenter #1

-Adina Segal of Gentle Blossom Arts

Presenter BIO:

Hi there!  My name is Adina Segal and I am the artist, designer, and all around creator behind this lovely little company.  Thanks for visiting my page to learn more about me and what Gentle Blossom Arts is all about!  I enjoy hiking, live music, and creating wearable art for others to enjoy.  I strive to find inspiration in things that feel authentic to me and go from there in my process.  I’ve been making art most of my life, and am just finishing a BA in Metal Working and Jewelry Making. I’ve been teaching educational workshops with IllumIKnation Station since 2012.
Nature is what I glean from the most and it’s also from where I source my materials, sometimes by hand.  While I love working in metal, I have a hard time with the sustainability of my chosen medium.  Since I don’t want to take away from finite resources if I don’t have to, I take the time to source the majority of my silver from local businesses, antique stores, and friends.  The keys I use also have an amazing history behind them that even I don’t know… though I wish I did.  The history behind my materials is what compels me to repurpose them into something beautiful, wearable, and sustainable.

Adina Segal of Gentle Blossom Arts, IKS Assistant Manager since 2012

Adina Segal of Gentle Blossom Arts, IKS Assistant Manager since 2012

Presenter Links:

http://adinasegalart.wix.com/gentleblossomarts
-***Presenter Video attached to email for upload to website!

Presenter Experience/Resume:

Adina Segal has been making art most of her life, and is just finishing a BA in Metal Working and Jewelry Making. She’s been teaching educational workshops with IllumIKnation Station since 2012. She has 2 years of schooling in Metallurgical Engineering.

Festivals she’s Taught at:

-Shangri-La Fest 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
-Werk Out 2015
-Family Roots 2014, 2015
-Revival Fest 2014, 2015
-And many more.

Workshop #1, Title and Description:

The Basics of Moving Metal: Cold Forging 101

Have you ever wondered about forging metal?   It’s amazing to take something rigid and morph it into an organic form with a hammer. Learn the basics of metal forming and some of the principles behind making it move at this riveting demo. Your presenter is a final-year student of jewelry making and metal working, come enjoy her experience. In addition to demonstration and discussion, each presenter will get a chance to bang on some metal themselves! Come, get your hammer and anvil, and feel for yourself the sensation of hammering metal into shape!

Workshop #2, Title and Description:

Make Your Own Ice-Cream Social

Who does’t love ice-cream, and its better when you make it yourself! We really mean, that you’ll actually make the ice-cream yourself, in single servings, in less and 30 minutes! Simple ingredients and a simply process allow you to make icecream while camping! Choose your flavor! Choose your toppings! Combine the ingredients and shake it up, presto ice-cream!

Workshop #3, Title and Description:

Plastic Yarn (Plarn) Creation and Crocheting

Up-cycling is a means of helping recycle used goods into new items. Plarn is up-cycled ‘thread’ made from plastic shopping bags. It’s a great way to utilize waste commonly seen discarded in nature. Come learn how to turn plastic bags into plastic yarn. Then learn basic crocheting techniques to create mats, drink holders, and other items from this durable material. Your presenter has years of experience in crochet and macramé. Plastic bags are provided, but you can bring your own. Crocheting needles and example patters will also be provided. Beginners will learn a simply stitch to make a reusable mat, and more advanced participants will be able to crochet various designs. You’ll leave with the ability to create your own plarn and turn it into reusable plastic items. You can even hose them off when they get dirty!

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IKS Staff Presenter #2

Professor ChrisP (Christopher Peters)

Presenter BIO:

Christopher Peters, or Professor ChrisP, is an accomplished educator with years of experience teaching in informal settings. His interests are far ranging but include community development, creating non-profits, technical writing, American history, computer management and software development, hula-hooping, and much more. With a Masters degree in American Cultural History and 8+ years as a professional technical writer, Professor ChrisP has extensive experience in research and writing. He sits on boards of multiple non-profits, including IllumIKnation Station Grassroots Education. He has been on the writing team for over a dozen grants for non-profits, States, and colleges. With 2 publications under his belt, Professor ChrisP is a wealth of knowledge. He is a regular manager of educational teams, having coordinated dozens of events and hundreds of presenters. He has been teaching workshop at festivals since 2012, with over 20 events under his belt. Topics he has taught include: kombucha, US Counterculture history, grant writing, hula-hooping, protest history, history of expanded consciousness, and many more.

Professor ChrisP, IKS General Manager since 2012

Professor ChrisP, IKS General Manager since 2012

Presenter Links:

http://cjpeters.com

Presenter Experience/Resume:

-7 Years as a professional Grant Writer
-Masters in American Cultural History

Festivals he’s Taught at:
-Werk Out Music and Arts Festival 2014, 2015, 2016
-Shangri-La Festival @ Harmony Park Music Garden 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
-Revival Festival @ Harmony Park Music Garden 2014, 2015, 2016
-Family Roots Festival 2013, 2014, 2015
-Ameribeat Festival of the Arts 2013, 2014
-Tribal Connection 2014, 2015
-Some Kind of Jam 2015
-Mad Summer Meltdown 2015
-LoveFest in the MidWest 2013, 2014
-MANY MORE

Workshop #1, Title and Description:

Kombucha Brewing 101

Kombucha is an effervescent fermentation of sweetened tea that is used as a functional food. Originating in the East, this tea contains live cultures of bacteria. Although little research of its health benefits has been published, millions of users world-wide attest to its benefits. Come learn about what Kombucha is, the perceived health benefits of Kombucha, how it is made, and its history. Your presenter will provide samples and live cultures for all participants. Each individual will not only learn how to brew Kombucha, but will start the process during the workshops. You will leave with their own living culture, actively creating your first batch of Kombucha and capable of producing for years to come!

Workshop #2, Title and Description:

Making Rope from Fibers Found in Nature

Rope is something we take for granted, but it is extremely important in a survival situation and can be created from the plants that grow around you. This informative workshop will begin with a walk around the grounds to demonstrate techniques for locating appropriate plants for rope making. You presenter will demonstrate how to prepare raw plant fibers for transformation into rope. Each participant will be able to pick their own plants and ready them for drying. The workshop will then proceed to a hands-on tutorial of how to weave those fibers into functional rope. Each individual will leave the workshop with a short length of rope that they created by hand!

Workshop #3, Title and Description:

Grant Writing for (Non-Profit) Organizations

Do you work with a non-profit group that could use some funding, or are you required to fundraise at your job? Often a well-meaning organization needs funding to further their mission, and grants are one of the most available funding sources. However, grants are very competitive and you need to know what you’re doing. You can get a competitive edge by learning how to formulate a high-quality grant application. Learn from a professional grant writer a template to help your organization understand what it needs, where it can get funding, and what internal information it needs to create a winning application. Your presenter has 8+ years of experience as a professional technical writer, including writing grants and grant evaluations for non-profits, colleges, schools, and States.

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IKS Staff Presenter #3

Peter Raines (AKA – Captain Quantum, IllumIKnight)

Presenter BIO:

Peter Raines, AKA – Captain Quantum, IllumIKnight, is a board member of the IllumIKnation Station, founding board member of the Piedmont Center for Sustainability, and Co-Owner of Get You Found.
Peter’s passion lies in holistic education, growing food, and community building. He has over 20 years of experience with a variety of energy healing modalities, holds a degree in Physics, and is able to bridge the seeming contradiction between the two. He also holds degrees in computer management and information technology. Peter is an experienced psychonaught and is at least an 8th level Factotum, offering attendees a diverse collection of skills that he has gathered along the course of his life. Your presenter has enjoyed numerous careers, working in fields as diverse as a Magician and Escape Artist, to engineering and designing boats and programming computers. He has taught hundreds of workshops in classes on many topics including: marketing, energy work, creating Global Bucket planters, making Seed Bombs, and many more.

Peter Raines, aka Captain Quantum. IllumIKnight. IKS contributor since 2012.

Peter Raines, aka Captain Quantum. IllumIKnight. IKS contributor since 2012.

Presenter Links:

www.Piedmontsustainability.org
www.getyoufound.com

Presenter Experience/Resume:

-Bachelors degrees in Physics, Computer Management, and Information Technology
-Teacher of energy healing
-Taught hundreds of classes on marketing
-Experience teaching working on many topics including: creating Global Bucket planters, making Seed Bombs, and much more.

Festivals he’s Taught at:
-Shangri-La Festival 2013

Workshop #1, Title and Description:

Oh Poi! Intro to Making and Spinning Poi

Captain Quantum will teach you how to bend time and space through the ancient art of spinning poi. This workshop is an introductory level class on spinning poi for anyone who desires to learn this beautiful art. You will learn the basics of spinning and, depending on the composition of the class, a few beginner to intermediate level moves/tricks. I will have materials on hand to make your own very simple practice poi to use in the workshop and to take home.

Workshop #2, Title and Description:

Understanding and Making Seed Bombs!

Join Captain Quantum to learn how to make super amazing seed bombs! Plant food or flowering plants, secretly, in places that you normally aren’t able to without getting in trouble. In this workshop you will learn the fine art of making Seed Bombs. No, they don’t explode, but they do allow you to prepare seed delivery devices in advance so that you can covertly drop seeds anywhere that you want. After the next rain, your seed bombs will dissolve and leave behind seeds that are ready to grow into beautiful plants. We will provide all of the materials and you can make as many seed bombs as you like (and that time and materials allow). Note that your hands will get a little dirty since you will be working with clay and soil.

Workshop #3, Title and Description:

Open Flow Energy Healing

Join Captain Quantum for a hands on workshop on the art of Open Flow Energy Healing. This energy healing practice combines gentle hand positions with a variety of breathing techniques. We will work with one another in a guided, hands on workshop where you will learn while actively participating in a number of partner and group exercises. Your presenter has over 20 years of experience with a variety of energy healing modalities, holds a degree in Physics, and is able to bridge the seeming contradiction between the two.You will come out of the workshop with a number of simple techniques for breathing and directing intention and focus to help relieve pain and emotional stress. If the weather and time permit, we will end the workshop with a human energy mandala!

Workshop #4, Title and Description:

Boffer Weapon Creation and Battle!

Captain Quantum and Ser Aussin Elfchild will lead a hands on workshop on the ancient and mysterious lost art of Boffer Sword creation. You will receive a direct transference of knowledge from two master Boffer-Smiths as well as materials and hands on instruction. You will learn how to create safe and fun boffer (thick padded foam) swords from inexpensive and durable materials. After finishing the creation of the boffer weapons, we will hold a grand melee until the end of the session.

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IKS Staff Presenter #4

Jeff Love

Presenter BIO:

Jeff Love is a professional music teacher who prides himself on imparting knowledge that often seems guarded within the typical teacher-student dynamic. He works to demystify the art of making music and believes that anyone with a desire and passion for music can learn to play an instrument, express themselves, create songs, and contribute to one of humanity’s most ancient art-forms.

Jeff Love, IKS contributor since 2016

Jeff Love, IKS contributor since 2016

Presenter Experience/Resume:

-Music teacher by profession
-Taught a many summer camps
-Individual private lessons for adults
-Group private lessons for children
-5 years experience making tinctures

Workshop #1 and #2, Title and Description (this workshop will be taught 2 times):

Your First and Last Guitar Lesson or Learn How to Write Simple Songs with a Guitar in an Hour

There is a fun way to learn the guitar and this is it! Your presenter is a professional guitar teacher who has taught countless children and adults to play the guitar. His methods is quick and easy, leaving you with basic guitar skills and the ability to easily teach yourselves. Come learn basic music theory and how to play a couple chords, how to use those chords in writing simple songs, and finally how to teach themselves with online resources. This workshop is perfect for those who have ideas for songs, such as poetry, and have always wanted to put them to music; or anyone who has an interest in learning the guitar but thought it would take months of dedication to get the most basic grasp. Bring you own guitar, or borrow one of ours (limited guitars available).

Workshop #3, Title and Description:

Making your Own Tinctures: Practical Practice

This participatory workshop teaches you how to make tinctures, infusing herbal ingredients into alcohol. It’s a simple process once you’re exposed to the procedures and guidelines to follow. You’ll not only undertake the process yourself, but will learn about technical aspects, including: the concept of solubility, the effect of heat and agitation on the process/result, and safety precautions when heating alcohol. Your presenter has been doing this at home for 5 years, and he’ll share his practical exerience with you. Multiple burner stoves will be provided so participants can team up and make their own quick tincture. Each person will leave with some of their own creation, and skill to create their own tinctures in the future!

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IKS Staff Presenter #5

Ser Aussin ElfChild, IllumIKnight : (AKA – Timothy Chambers)

Presenter BIO:

Ser Aussin ElfChild, IllumIKnight, is the founder of the IllumIKnights, and the IllumIKnation Station. He has a life long devotion to “untraditional” education, Terrestrial survival skills, and group/ team activities. Martial Arts, Energy Healing, and Practical Metaphysics are other life focuses of this unique and Awesome character. He’s been involved in informal education for over a decade, tackling many subject areas in many different atmospheres. Aussin is a real life, multiclass, fantasy adventurer.

Timothy Chambers, aka Ser Aussin Elfchild. IllumIKnight. IKS Founder.

Timothy Chambers, aka Ser Aussin Elfchild. IllumIKnight. IKS Founder.

Presenter Links:

https://www.facebook.com/IllumIKnight-109533782454241/
https://www.etsy.com/people/AussinzLab

Presenter Experience/Resume:

Festivals and Events he’s Taught at:
-Shangri-La Festival @ Harmony Park Music Garden 2011 and 2013
-Love Fest in the MidWest 2015
-Bloomtown Music and Arts Festival 2015
-Indian Summer Music and Arts Festival 2013
-Organic Compoud Fundraiser 2013
– Formally trained by Inner Quest Challenge Course Trainers

Workshop #1, Title and Description:

Team Building Games : There Are at Least two I’s in a Team.

Your mission, if you wish to accept it,… is to arrive with a hankering to learn and play some basic and dynamic team games and activities. You can enjoy friendly competition in our team obstacle course and activities. We will quickly make teams from the present participants, and get right into some fun mind/body games that bring each person’s qualities to the surface. Obstacle courses and team skill games must be conquered. More people equals more fun! So bring friends and strangers to be on your team. Light to medium physical and mental exertion involved. Your presenter is Formally trained by Inner Quest, one of best challenge course trainers in the country.

Workshop #2, Title and Description:

Code Name; Fantabulous: A Quest for your Fantastic Super Persona

If you’ve ever felt like you’re actually a super hero, fantasy adventurer, or creature from another world or time, then this workshop is for you. It can be very liberating and empowering to explore and embrace such feelings.
This workshop is a step-by-step “Alter Ego” design experiment. Ser Aussin ElfChild, IllumIKnight and master of playfully powerful popular personas, will guide you. Combining reflective questions and playful activities, you will draw out, clarify, and maybe even Activate, your next level super self.
Wear whatever makes you feel most fantastic. You’ll discuss and brainstorm your superhero, using a provided synopsis form. Make a mask for yourself or paint your face to hide your secret identity (Supplies Provided). You’ll participate in improvisation during short scenarios as your super-alter-ego. The workshop includes an Activation Ceremony and First Quest.

Workshop #3, Title and Description:

Jam With Your Fam: Open Mic (CO-PRESENTED WITH Owen GreenWood)

Do you love live music, and dream of bringing more of your musical friends together, to share their tunes? So do we. And our presenter want to show you how its done! And DO IT here at 3DL! Come get tips on how to organize an awesome open-mic event. You’ll benefit from a short tutorial on the basics bases to cover. Then join an actual open mic event.
So bring your instruments, accompaniment, acts, routines, or just yourself.   Spread the word to other musicians, including your buddy that just learned his first song and celeb rock stars. ALL skill levels, and genres are welcome. Our presenters will bring a mixer, 2 microphones, and professional quality speakers. Costumes and fabulous attire greatly appreciated, for crowd and performers. Arrive early for intro and sign up. And join the IllumIKnight @ Night team to… Jam with your Fam!   The event will run until there are no more entries.

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IKS Staff Presenter #6

Owen Greenwood : (AKA Owen of the Greenwood, IllumIKnight)

Presenter BIO:

Owen Greenwood is a devoted emissary of many valuable natural and technological wisdoms. With great focus on tending the earth through Permaculture, he is a Permaculture Design Certificate graduate with 10 years experience as a farmer. Regularly tantalizing the soul through dynamic live sound engineering and fly DJ sets, including with The Millroom in Asheville NC, Owen fosters a symbiotic relationship between the modern and ancient modalities, of harmonious living. Involved in many community building activities over the years, and present Asheville Tool Library volunteer, Owen is a well invested community activator, and general super citizen. Owen of the Greenwood is also a member of the elite IllumiKnights, defenders of education.

Owen of the Greenwood, IllumIKnight. IKS contributor since 2016.

Owen of the Greenwood, IllumIKnight. IKS contributor since 2016.

Presenter Links:

http://ashevillemillroom.com
http://www.ashevilletoollibrary.org

Presenter Experience/Resume:

-Owen GreenWood is a Permaculture Design Certificate class graduate,
-10 years experience as a farmer
-Designer at Greenwood Garden Consulting
-Live Sound Engineer at The Millroom in Asheville.
-Volunteer Librarian at the Asheville Tool Library

Festivals and Events he’s Taught at:
-Tea kitchen at Rainbow Gatherings
-Taught at Permaculture group work days
-Provided live sound for activist events

Workshop #1, Title and Description:

Sonic Synthesis: Understanding Sound Modification

Modern music makes use of many methods of altering sound, and in this hands-on workshop you can not only learn about them, but also experience them yourself. Come learn about the fundamentals of sound and how it is synthesized electronically. Presenter Owen Greenwood is an experienced sound engineer and DJ. Hear about the concepts behind oscillators, filters, amplifiers, voltage control, and distortion. Your presenter will provide will provide analog noise makers and various amplifiers and sound equipment. Participants can experiment with different methods of synthesizing sounds, tweak some knobs, touch multiple types of sound modification equipment, and experience first hand the magic of Sonic Synthesis.

Workshop #2, Title and Description:

How to Start a Permaculture Garden: Hands on Application

Permaculture is a series of sustainable gardening and landscaping techniques that are gaining popularity across the county. However, they are often opaque concepts, rooted in theory. Come learn about functional methods for starting your own garden with permaculture principles. Hands-on, participatory demonstrations of basic techniques will ensure you learn skills you can take home to your own garden. This workshop includes description and hands-on application of several techniques for starting a garden from scratch. Demonstration includes sheet mulching with cardboard, leaves, straw, and compost. Your presenter is a Permaculture Design Certificate class graduate, with 10 years of farming.

Workshop #3, Title and Description:

Jam With Your Fam: Open Mic (CO-PRESENTED WITH Ser Aussin ElfChild)

DESCRIPTION ABOVE

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IKS Staff Presenter #6

Ahlee Dawson

Presenter BIO:

Aloha! My name is Ahlee and I’m biologist/balance instructor! I love to travel around sharing my passion for balance with others and teaching them to use indoboard balance trainers and furthermore (maybe more importantly) to use balance as a platform for a healthy life. I have a degree in biological science from Salisbury University and have been indoboarding for over 9 years now. I first picked up an indoboard randomly as a child from a local surf shop and taught myself but as I have grown so has my relationship with balance and the symbolism the board provides me. Balance touches us in every aspect and sometimes it takes a step back to realize part of our life unaligned and throwing us off our most effective growing path. I also love botany and self-sustainability. I truly believe that through kindness, support, and an open-mind, willing to learn we can overcome the hate and ignorance that seems to drain us. Can’t wait to meet you!

Ahlee Dawson. Sponsored Indo-boarder, IKS Contributor since 2016.

Ahlee Dawson. Sponsored Indo-boarder, IKS Contributor since 2016.

Presenter Links:

http://indoboard.com
http://asawright.org
http://Facebook.com/ahleedee

 

Presenter Experience/Resume:

-Ahlee has been indoboarding for over 9 years
-She has been performing hoop, flow arts, and other inventive indoboard activities for 4 years.
-Ahlee began providing workshops three years ago when she had her first unofficial tour for indoboarding
-She is currently sponsored by ‘Indo Board’. More information on the boards can be found at their website.

-Ahelee has held workshops at festiva up and down the east coast , including:
-All Good 2015
-Welcome to Pangea 2015.
-Welcome to Pangea 2016
-Dark Star Jubilee,
-Disc Jam,
-The Mad Tea Party,
-Illumination Gathering, and more!

Workshop #1 and #2, Title and Description (this workshop will be taught 2 times):

“Balance is Key: Life Balance and Indoboarding Werkshop

The workshop consists of two parts: a discussion of the importance of balance in all aspects of life, and a hand-on indoboard balancing activity.
Relaying the importance of balance as a constant theme in life to festival attendees (and having fun on Indo Boards). The workshop begins by introducing the abstract idea of balance and identifying how valuable it is in any and all circumstance(s). We discuss how balance is applicable to multiple dimensions of wellness and I provide examples of how to maximize wellness and therefore a healthy life. I utilize multiple vectors of sensory involvement to stimulate attendees physical state of balance: essential oils (scent), aromatouch massage therapy/basic stretching (touch), crystal stimulation from balancing crystals such as tiger’s eye and flourite (visualization), relevance of auditory stimulations both natural and non, and focus on things we ingest and how they effect physical and mental balance. I am trying to bring attendees to their Hridayam or at least point them in that direction before engaging in the interactive activity of the workshop. Segueing from physical I go into higher balance and the symbolism of balance for myself, inquire of that symbolism for participants and end with a fun tutorial on the indoboards.
Enjoy this Introduction to the indoboard and a brief indoboard history and current use. The presenter will explain her experience with indoboarding and what it means to her.  Ahlee will illustrate indoboard tricks and how indoboarding can bring literal and metaphorical balance to lives. Audience interactive indoboard time includes: Indoboard balancing tutorial and Basic trick how to session. Boards are provided for 10 individuals to participate at a time. This activity is fun for all skill levels, it will take place outside and assistants to ensure safety.

Workshop #3, Title and Description: 

INTRO TO HERBAL REMEDY WORKSHOP

Learn excellent ways to heal what ails ya! The introduction to herbal remedies workshop include basic information on a selection of native herbal plants documented for medicinal use by early Native American cultures and passed down generation to generation years after. The information for each plant given is: geographic location and description of how to locate, suggested uses, physical description, extra fact or note.  All that and more natural nurturing! You presenter has participated in the Natural Cures Movement, holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology, and has participated in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and pathophysiology training (among much more). Each participant will leave with a small herbal kit that they can use to practice simply Native American herbalism in their daily lives!

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