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A Song A Week with Jenner Fox
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30-8pm • March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Sisters Art Works • 204 W Adams Ave., Sisters
Sisters resident and musical artist Jenner Fox will offer A Song a Week Songwriting Workshop, a five-week course taking place in person on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8pm at the Sisters Artworks building. This small group workshop is limited to just ten participants, who will write songs, share and dig deep for inspiration. Writing from prompts, participants will explore individual tastes, dissect favorite songs, share originals and support one another in their musical journeys. All genres of music are welcome, and some level of musical experience is encouraged.
Jenner Fox, who tours the world as a river guide, guitar player and multi-instrumentalist songwriter describes the workshop setting as “a welcoming place to find inspiration and carve out time to write and share and make music.” A student from the last workshop that Jenner facilitated shared, “We learned so many ways to approach songwriting and every single person wrote songs — beginners like me and professional musicians! Life changing and super fun! I highly recommend it!”
The suggested fee for the five-week class is $150 but registrants will be able to select an amount that is based on what they can afford when they register.
Save the Dates for a Summer Full of Creativity & FUN!
Registration Opens March 2
This summer, Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) will once again offer Creativity Camps for middle school-aged students that will include music, visual art and the creative process. All camps are based out of the Sisters Art Works building, with occasional walking expeditions to the nearby parks and forests.
Full Day Camps:
Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm; lunch provided. Suggested registration fee $275*
- Seed to Sprout Music Camp — July 11-15. Open to students going into grades 5-8 with minimal previous experience on their chosen acoustic instrument. Instructor: Joe Schulte (limited to ten participants)
- Branch to Fruit Music Camp — August 1-5. Open to students going into grades 6-10 who are comfortable on their acoustic instrument and relatively fluid in the common major and minor chords. Instructor: Joe Schulte (limited to ten participants)
- The Nature of Expression Creativity Camp — August 14-19.This popular camp explores art, music, creative writing and nature and is open to students going into grades 5-8. Instructors: Judy Fuentes & Beth Wood (limited to 20 participants)
Half Day Camps:
Monday-Friday 9am to noon; suggested registration fee $125*
- Fiddle Camp — July 25-29. Open to players going into grades 6-9 who have some experience on fiddle or guitar and can play a few tunes. A chance to learn some new tunes and techniques while having fun! Instructor: Melissa Stolasz
- Felting & Fiber Arts Camp— August 1-5. Open to students going into grades 5-8. Instructor: Judy Fuentes (limited to 15 participants)
- Watercolor Painting & Drawing Camp— August 8-12. Open to students going into grades 5-8. Instructor: Judy Fuentes (limited to 15 participants)
Registration for all camps opens March 2, 2022
*Camps will be offered with the option to “pay what you can” at registration, with scholarship support available through SFF. No student will be turned away for inability to pay.
We’re hiring! Applications will be Accepted through February 18
Sisters Folk Festival Inc. is searching for a talented part-time Communication Coordinator to join our dynamic team. Excellent professional and interpersonal skills are vital for this role. The Communication Coordinator will help create promotional materials, contribute to the development of the organization’s website, create content for and maintain the organization’s social media channels and take on other projects as assigned. The successful applicant will possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills and have an in-depth current understanding of marketing trends and tools.
Sisters Folk Festival: More Than Just a Music Festival!
Sisters Folk Festival has partnered with the Sisters School District for more than 21 years, collaborating on programs like the Americana Project and the Luthier (guitar-building) program at Sisters High School.; the fiddle and guitar clubs and after school art club at Sisters Middle School; and the 5-year Oregon Community Foundation Studio to School initiative that provides consistent, high quality music and arts education for all students at Sisters Elementary and Middle Schools.
The Cindy and Duncan Campbell Gallery, located inside the Sisters Art Works building features rotating displays from local and regional visual artists. The gallery offers a low pressure environment in which artists can show and sell their work.
Become a supporter of SFF with a donation of $50 or more and receive a pack of ten SFF animal poster art notecards, featuring the work of renowned Sisters artist Dennis McGregor.