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Creative Technology 2

1st trimester, stop motion animation projects:

Caetanya Saxon: Roman Creation Myth

Thomas Lawton: Sky World Myth

Aiden Whitney-Johnson: African Bushman Creation Myth

Jason McMinn & Aaron Eliot-Gaines: Phoenix Creation Myth

Christian Creation Myth: Amanda Morgan & Elan Eleanariel

Workshops & Events for Nov. / Dec.


Please RSVP for all workshops & classes by emailing: wc@ctacenter.org

Payments can be made in the Odyssey office by cash, check or credit card.



Claire Elizabeth Barratt, Stretch & Relaxation Class:

“A Post Thanksgiving Stretch”
Monday, Nov. 29th at 5pm,  Donations accepted

In this class, I use a technique known as “Passive Stretching”.  In this society, where the term “passive” is seen as a weakness, this may not sound immediately appealing.  But it is absolutely the most effective way of releasing tension!

Based on the concept that a contracted muscle and a stretched muscle are in two completely opposite states, much of the focus in this class is on fully relaxing a muscle before it is able to go into it’s full capacity of elongation.

We move through a series of stretches, beginning with a fluid tempo and including the whole body in movement.  Then we gradually decelerate into slower, deeper lengthening of specific muscle groups.

This class has a meditational quality, continuously using the breath as a tool for release.


Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwan Do:

Intro Classes for Adults & Students, Starts November 30th, Tuesday & Thursday, 4pm & 5pm in the Odyssey / CTAC Auditorium.

Class 1: middle & elementary school students, starts at 4pm 45 min. class
Class 2: adult / high school students, starts at 5pm, 1 hr. class (child care available for parents taking class!)
At the end of the 8 weeks, students can test for their first belt!

$250 per person includes uniform and 8 weeks of training 3 classes per week,

2 at Odyssey, 1 class of your choice at Sun Soo (kids can choose from “Kids-Beginner” classes, Adults can choose from “Mixed/Adults” (the schedule is online @ ashevilletkd.com http://ashevilletkd.com)

Class Dates at Odyssey / CTAC:
Week 1: Nov 30th & Dec. 2nd,
Week 2: Dec. 7th & 9th
Week 3: Dec 14th & 16th
Week 4: Jan 4th & 6th
Week 5: Jan. 11th & 13th
Week 6: Jan 18th & 20th
Week 7: Jan 25th & 27th
Week 8: Feb 1st & Feb 3rd

“Celebration of Life Holiday Benefit Jam”

Nia ~ Nibbles ~ Crafts ~ Raffle ~ Live Music with Wild Bodema.

Sunday, December 5
4:30 to 7PM, 4:30 Registration * 5:00 – 6:30 Jam * followed by Nibbles, Raffle and Crafts 7 PM

Admission: $10 dollars & $5 for students

All proceeds go to benefit Odyssey School, Women at Risk
and Celebrating Carlos Rosa.


One table for Instructors to share information and networking about themselves.
Craft tables are limited open to Nia students or Nia instructors who pre-register for a table. No money up front but a donation toward a raffle would be great and 10% of your sales will be required. (Contact Shelli)

Participants and Instructors invited to Bring “Finger Nibbles” to Share after the Jam. Confirmed Instructors: Lia, Shelli, Annie, Maureen & more…
Theme for Music is “Celebration of Life” Nia music and a taste of Wild Bodema.
Nia music fused with Wild Bodema into our guided and free-style dancing fun.




Sound Immersion evening with River Guerguerian & John Vorus:

Wednesday nights 5:30-7:00 pm beginning November 17 $15


“Come, lay down, and go into a state of deep relaxation with the sounds and vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gongs, Drums, and Didgeridoos.”

space is limited to 12 people.


RSVP if you can. river@guerguerian.com or 828-301-6605 http://www.ShareTheDrum.com



Laura Hope-Gill: Family Poetry Workshop Series:

Nov. 16th, 4 to 6pm
$10 includes parent & child

The workshop I have in mind is a 2-hour workshop for parents and children in which both parents and children draw and write poems characterizing themselves in the following personifications:

an animal

a plant

a kind of rock or earth formation

a body of water

a system of weather

We will then make books out of what we’ve created, as a sort of family gift.

It can have a theatrical component in which families create a 2-3 minute theatre piece engaging these.




Chynna’s Holiday Jewelry Making Workshop:

2nd grade and up, Mon & Wed, 4pm starting Nov 29th, 6 classes total, 1 hour each, $10 per class or all 6 for $50 + $20 material fee for all 6 classes, or $5 material fee for single classes



Odyssey Salon: Thursday, Nov. 4th

You are invited to the first CTAC Salon Thursday, November 4th at 7 PM, at the Odyssey Community School Café, 90 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC


Free Admission!

The CTAC Salon, building a community of creative people & interesting ideas presents:

7:00 PM         Gerald Trinball: playing the Viola da Gamba and the Persian Kamancheh.

7:30 PM         David Mcconville presenting:  “Visualizing Worldviews: Towards and Ecological Cosmology”

8:15 PM         Light refreshment and dialogue

David is Director at Buckminster Fuller Institute, PhD Researcher at University of Plymouth, Co-Founder and Director of Noospheric Research at The Elumenati.


“Make Your Mark” 10-2-10 Fundraiser Art Project & Concert

Make Your Mark!

The new Creative Technology & Arts Center opens with a fundraiser art project & concert

Who: Creative Technology & Arts Center
What: “Make Your Mark!” Fundraiser Art Project
Admission: $15 per ticket, books of 10 are available in advance for $100 and 50 for $500
Tickets available in the main office of the Odyssey Community School or ORDER ONLINE HERE!
or at Harvest Records & Malaprops Bookstore!
When: Saturday, October 2

  • 4:00 – Rhythm Workshop
  • 4:45 – Technology Workshop
  • 5:30 – Vocal Workshop
  • 6:30 – Reception
  • 7:00 – Guest Speaker: Laurey Masterton
  • 7:30 – Concert

Where: Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC
Why: To celebrate the creation of a new creative arts center for Asheville and to raise money for the next phase of the project.

The new multi-disciplinary community art center has built its foundation and is hosting the first event in a series of programs on October 2.  The event “Make your Mark!”  starts with three workshops and culminates in a concert by local favorites Kat Williams, Billy Cardine, Chris Rosser and River Guerguerian.

The center began retrofitting the 4500-square foot facility after a successful fundraising event earlier this spring.  With the “barn-raising” stage implemented, the center now wants to showcase what has been done and what is to come.
Make Your Mark offers a sampling of what the future of the center holds.

Starting at 4:00 River Guerguerian, CTAC Music Director, will teach a rhythm workshop, followed by a multi-media workshop presented by Gene Felice, Director of the Art & Technology programs, and a vocal workshop led by Kat Williams. At 7:00 Laurey Masterton, the guest speaker and a passionate new beekeeper, will make a presentation on both locally and non-locally produced honey and foods that would not exist without honey bees. Laurey is the proprietor of Laurey’s Catering on Biltmore Avenue, and has been both speaking and teaching about bees and honey for a number of years, most recently at TEDxAsheville. Laurey is the spokesperson for The National Honey Board and is actively involved locally with Michelle Obama’s initiative, “Chefs Move to Schools.”

The concert begins at 7:30, bringing together some of Asheville’s favorite artists including Kat Williams, Billy Cardine (formerly of the Biscuit Burners), Chris Rosser, Zach Page and River Guerguerian. Tim Arem, a former Ronald McDonald, will MC the event.

“Make Your Mark!” is part art project, and also part fundraiser,” says Gene Felice. “We need your help to take CTAC to the next level of development. We’re asking the community to literally make their mark by sponsoring a student-made ceramic tile with their thumbprint screen-printed onto its surface.  The tiles will be arranged into a large, ceramic wall mural in the main entrance of CTAC, dedicated to the people and spirit that made it happen.”
The event will also include a silent auction with opportunities to bid on massages, dinners and other great items from local artists.

The Creative Technology & Arts Center (CTAC) is a community hub for innovation. It welcomes artists, technologists and designers as they pursue projects that inspire and ignite transformative action. It will host a diverse visiting artists program, community afterschool classes, adult evening classes, lecture series, special events, and more for Montford and the greater Asheville area.

For more information about Odyssey Community School: www.odysseycommunity.org or call (828) 259-3653

For more information on River go to: www.ShareTheDrum.com

CTAC: Creative Technology & Arts Center

Creative Technology & Arts Center - 3D Design

The Creative Technology & Arts Center (CTAC) is a community hub for innovation. It welcomes artists, technologists and designers as they pursue projects that inspire and ignite transformative action.