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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Tuesday, April 10
 

6:00pm

Community Workshop: A Brief History of Purple
Limited Capacity seats available
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This workshop explores answers on the question: why the color purple is not a real color? based on scientific facts and history. Attendees are encouraged to tell a story about the color purple and their interaction with it in the nature.We will use our shared knowledge and experiences to create art solely with this amazing color and its complements.

Image by photographer, Kyle Petrozza.

Workshop Leaders
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Golara Haghtalab

Artist & Management Consultant


Tuesday April 10, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Wednesday, April 11
 

6:00pm

Community Workshop: Exploring the Art of Partner Dancing
Limited Capacity seats available
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Are you curious about the world of partner dance?
Do you know what makes social, ballroom, and theater partner dance so distinct and beautiful?
Join Edwin Roa, for a quick exploration on the world of couple’s dance.

Workshop Leaders
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Edwin Roa

Artist-in-Residence, Zabor Dance
Founder of The Dance Spot and Co-founder of the Charlottesville Salsa Club, Edwin O. Roa is native of Bogota, Colombia who moved to the US in 1995. He has been teaching dance for over 20 years, and has devoted his career to the study of partner dance. He currently works as an adjunct... Read More →

Wednesday April 11, 2018 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Old Metropolitan Hall 101 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Thursday, April 12
 

4:00pm

Community Workshop: How to Take a 360 Photo
Limited Capacity seats available
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Have you heard of 360 photos or Google Cardboards? Do you want to start taking them yourself? Darius Nabors has taken over 1,000 360 photos in National Parks all across the country. Come to this session to see a bunch of 360 photos and learn how to take them yourself with your phone

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Darius Nabors

Darius Nabors

Freelance Photographer, n/a

 
Friday, April 13
 

10:00am

Community Workshop: Handmade Paper
Limited Capacity full
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Join David Joo for a hands-on introduction and demonstration in hand papermaking. After exploring the history and practices surrounding paper in Western and Eastern traditions, attendees will get to try their hand at fiber processing and pulping as well as forming and drying sheets!

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11:00am

Art Demo: Live Illustration with Andrew Stronge
Learn how to sketch and ink an illustration, within a fixed time frame, with City Art Bus co-finalist, Andrew Stronge. Observe artistic technique from an illustration pro, as well as practical knowledge like how to focus under deadlines.

Artists
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Andrew Stronge

Artist-in-Residence, Stronge Designs
Andrew Stronge is a commercial artist and graphic illustrator based in Charlottesville, VA, with over 10 years of experience in the screen printing industry. Though not all of his work is screen printed, the stylistic nature of production has heavily influenced how he has grown as... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Andrew Stronge

Andrew Stronge

Artist-in-Residence, Stronge Designs
Andrew Stronge is a commercial artist and graphic illustrator based in Charlottesville, VA, with over 10 years of experience in the screen printing industry. Though not all of his work is screen printed, the stylistic nature of production has heavily influenced how he has grown as... Read More →

Friday April 13, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Telegraph Art & Comics 211 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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3:00pm

Community Workshop: Jewelry Repair & Reinvention
Limited Capacity filling up
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Join writer and designer Rebecca Perea-Kane, owner of Thicket Jewelry, to learn about some of the most common jewelry mishaps and how they can be fixed, or re-made into something new, using a few simple tools and techniques. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own jewelry in need of love or a new twist. (Materials and tools provided, some additional materials can be purchased for a small cost.)


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Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mi Ossa 134 10th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
 
Saturday, April 14
 

11:00am

Community Workshop: Immersive Storytelling for VR and 360 Film
Limited Capacity full
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This seminar/workshop will introduce attendees to the current hardware and software available to experience and create VR/360 content and will explore the ways by which immersive media could enhance and reimagine storytelling. It is ideal for content creators including artists, journalist, storyteller, media makers, and educators who are curious about the emerging media. Introductory overview on current hardware and software available to experience and create VR/360 content.

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Mona Kasra

Mona Kasra

Mona Kasra is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design in the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia (UVa). A cross-disciplinary scholar and a creative practitioner, she employs, explores, and experiments with existing and emerging media to enhance the concepts of... Read More →

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3:00pm

Community Workshop: Dance Workshop with Charlottesville Ballet
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Charlottesville Ballet will host a dance workshop for participants aged 10+ (no prior dance experience is necessary). Participants will learn choreography from Keith Lee's piece "Trilogy" and will then have the opportunity to perform on stage at The Paramount Theater alongside the professional dancers of the Charlottesville Ballet at their 10th Anniversary performance called "A Decade of Dance."

Workshop Leaders
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Charlottesville Ballet

Charlottesville Ballet
Charlottesville Ballet (CBA) is a professional ballet company, dance academy, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Charlottesville, VA. Founded in 2007 with a unique mission for dancer wellness, Charlottesville Ballet is the only full time professional dance company in the... Read More →

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