KSU College of Public Health
Cynthia Stillings & Martin Simonsen
Seven Seventeen Credit Union
The Burbick Foundation
KSU College of Architecture & Environmental Design
3:00 p.m. -- Pull Up a Chair and Dance! by Professors Joan Meggitt and Barbara Allegra Verlezza
Participants will be guided through dance/movement explorations with an emphasis on the joy of moving and connecting with others. Whether you want to rev up to walk around the festival or relax and renew before setting out again, Pull Up a Chair and Dance! will engage, entertain and invigorate. Open to all ages!
Kent Roosevelt High School Marching Band, 11:00 a.m. – Directed by Dr. J. Roebke
Rootstown High School Marching Band, 2 p.m. – Directed by D. McCloskey
Bring your happy feet to the Kent Creativity Festival! Kent State student Kelsey Merritt is asking your help to cover a 30,000 sq. ft. large mural with footprints to break the current world record of 26,000 sq. ft. Organized by colors, the individual murals will be joined together to make a huge piece of art on Oct. 13 on the Kent Commons (the field of Blanket Hill).
Sculpting by Mark Alexander
A sculpting area will be punctuated with linear points and participants will create connections between these points with repurposed materials. Add your personal thoughts and wishes to the ever changing sculptural environment!
Bookmaking for All by Prof. Linda Hoeptner-Poling & Cassie Pegg-Kirby of the Women’s Center
Building on the quote “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” this workshop empowers all participants to creatively express advice to their younger selves through writing and bookmaking.
Photography Art by DS Architecture
Re-create famous works of architecture from across the world or even a local icon. 3D images and 2D plans will be provided to guide the construction effort and artists will use 6” or 12” foam blocks for the final piece of art.
Button Making with Sparrow Haus by Larrie King
Participants will provide the artwork and we will provide everything else needed to make two buttons each. Artists can use crayons, markers, stencils, stickers, or bring their own supplies!
Creative Painting by KSU graduate student Allison Uhl
Create an abstract or realistic painting using unconventional materials such as kitchen utensils, plastic toys to stamp and wheels to drive through paint, different sized sticks, string, cardboard pieces for scraping, etc.
Jumping Off the Page with Wandering Aesthetics by Kyle Jozsa
Join in on this interactive improvisational theatrical experience for participants of all age and skill levels. Become a character and recreate scenes from fairy tales alongside professional actors.
Art in Motion with Kent Parks and Recreation by Catherine Ricks
Artists will create their very own artwork using paint, art papers, markers, scissors, tape, pipe cleaners, shredded crinkle paper, etc. Join the fun!
Groovy Makey Makey with The Groovy Garfoose by Bonnie Hayhurst
Come and turn everyday objects (like bananas, aluminum foil or play dough that conduct small amounts of electricity) into touch pads! Create MUSIC using object & touch pads, i.e. banana piano, play dough bongos, foil guitars, and a musical dance floor accessible to all abilities. Then come back and play as much as you want!
Haiku Workshop by KSU alumna Valerie Buynak
Try your hand at writing haikus about nature and the natural aspects of trees, foliage and architecture. These are three line poems with 5, 7 & 5 syllables. Participation requires little to no experience in writing!
Wire Community Quilt by graduate student Julie Bearss
Help to design and create a section of a bent wire patchwork quilt using provided materials. Shrink-i-dink materials decorated by the participants will be worked into the design to create a finished product of wound wire squares with highlights of beads and colorful plastic shapes.
Weaving on a Portable Loom by PraxisFiber Workshop
Participants of all ages will have an opportunity to weave on a four harness loom. Frame looms will also be provided to show more tapestry weaving techniques.
Street Printmaking by KSU students Katelyn Evans and Alex Tharnish
By using chalkboard paint and found objects, participants are encouraged to take the objects, dip them in the provided paint, and then stamp the objects with the paint onto the street or onto white roll paper.
Crafts with the KSU Center for Student Involvement
Enjoy an activity centered around the October 8-14, 2017 homecoming festivities, which will culminate on Sat., Oct. 14 for a parade at 10 a.m. and football game against Miami University at Dix Stadium at 3:30 p.m.
Documentary of the Kent Creativity Festival by Independent Filmworks, LTD
Independent Filmworks, LTD. will film this year's Kent Creativity Festival in the form of a documentary, filming and interviewing artists in their studios and in action at the festival. Take a peek at last year’s documentary!
Poetry Experience at the Wick Poetry Center
Be inspired! Enjoy a fully immersive poetry experience through micro-workshops that will guide guests through short writing prompts. Record your poem in a special recording booth and then view it in real time on the full-wall white board in a classroom of the Wick Poetry Center inside the Mary Prentice House.
Small Pillow Making with the KSU Fashion School TechStyleLAB
Create small pillows with custom printed fabric designs on sewing machines set up at the booth. Several choices of fabrics will be offered.
Improv for All with Theatre on the Spectrum by Wendy Duke
A short form improv event that will bring the audience together with our actors, some in wheelchairs and with a variety of physical and developmental challenges. Theatre can be a vehicle for fun, community education and inclusivity!
Sock Puppets by School of Theatre & Dance, theatre students
Enjoy this timeless craft and any impromptu puppet shows that may result!
World Music Petting Zoo by Priwan Nanongkham, Director KSU’s Thai Ensemble
Enjoy a musical journey around the world with a music petting zoo, a fun, hands-on introduction to musical instruments.
Rock Painting & Sidewalk Chalking by Pioneer Girlz
The group will engage participants with words and images of positivity that will inspire and uplift.