We are happy to announce the 2017 Mythic Workshops which we feel are the most extensive and exciting we have ever offered. These Workshops offer our guests the rare opportunity to learn from Master Artists, Authors and Musicians in a small group, intimate setting. Each one will share with you the secrets of their art and we know the experience will be fun and transformational for you.

These Workshops are very popular and most will sell out before show date so we encourage you to make your selections and sign up as soon as possible!

REGISTER FOR YOUR MYTHIC WORKSHOPS NOW!

 

MYTHICWORLDS WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Friday

4:30 – 6:00 Daphyd Sens: Beginner 1 Didgeridoo

4:30 – 6:00 Morpheus Ravenna: I Destine A Destiny

4:30 – 6:00 Nina Hoffman: Conjure a Fairytale

Saturday

11:00 – 12:00 Wendy Froud: Opening the Doorway to Faerie, Guided Meditation

11:00 – 12:30 Melissa Marr: Bones of Fiction

11:00 – 12:30 Terryl Whitlatch: Beyond Anatomy

1:00 – 2:30 Regina Anne: Sacred Fusion Bellydance

1:00 – 2:30 Daphyd Sens: Beginner 2 Didgeridoo

1:00 – 2:30 Morpheus Ravenna: Celtic magics for justice

1:00 – 2:30 Nina Hoffman: Imagine a world

3:00 – 4:30 Fred Hill: Umatilla Tales From the Time Before The Oregon Trail

3:00 – 4:30 Rob Van Barschot: Heart of Rhythm

3:00 – 5:00 Cyndi Shattler: Fiber Alchemy

Sunday

11:00 – 12:30 Daphyd Sens: Advanced Didgeridoo

11:00 – 12:30 Nina Hoffman: Writing Speed Dating

11:00 – 12:30 Ave Rose: Steampunk Ghost Flower

11:00 – 12:30 Youval Kuipers: European Longsword

2:00 – 3:30 Terryl Whitlatch: Designing Creatures for a Galaxy Far Far Away

2:00 – 3:30 Morpheus Ravenna: Meeting the Battle Goddesses of the Celts

3:00 – 4:30 Wendy and Toby Froud: Making a Labyrinth Inspired Leaf Mask
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

WENDY & TOBY FROUD 
MAKING A LABYRINTH INSPIRED LEAF MASK
Master sculptors and mask makers Wendy & Toby Froud will take you through every step in making your own Leaf Mask inspired by the famous Ballroom scene in LABYRINTH. All materials are supplied; just bring your imagination!

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 15
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $30

WENDY FROUD
OPENING THE DOORWAY TO FAERIE: A GUIDED MEDITATION  

Both Brian and Wendy Froud use meditation and visualizations as tools and methods to connect and c communicate with the Faerie Realm. Learn about their techniques to approach faerie and their relationship to it and experience the Realm in a guided meditation by Wendy.

DURATION: 1 HOUR
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 20
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $20

DAPHYD SENS
PLAYING THE DIDGERIDOO: 3 Workshops 

BEGINNERS 1 & 2 

In these two introductory classes for beginners, you will learn the basics of playing the didgeridoo from Omnia’s master player, Daphyd Sens, including the history of this ancient instrument, how to produce and control a sound and how to breathe and be familiar with the instrument. Beginner instruments will be supplied; bring your own if you have one. Beginners 1 & 2 will be on separate days.

ADVANCED 

This workshops is specifically for those already familiar with the didgeridoo and can comfortably play it. Daphyd will explain and explore techniques and rhythms for the instrument, demonstrate why and how to use a slide didge and share personal “tricks of the trade.” Advanced will be on a separate day from Beginners.

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTIPANTS: 15
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $30

BEGINNERS 1 & 2 – $50


ROB VAN BARSCHOT
THE HEART OF RHYTHM 

Omnia’s drummer, Rob Van Barschot will take you deep inside the magic and mystery of rhythm and why these patterns engage and inspire us.The group will explore simple percussion beats together and Rob will demonstrate more complex rhythms, including

those he plays in Omnia and ThunderCrow songs. Percussion objects will be provided.

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $30

 

CYNTHIA SHATTLER
FIBER ALCHEMY:  NEEDLE FELT SPIRIT TOTEM DOLL

Mullti media artist Cyndi Shattler will teach you to work with natural wool fibers and  transmute with barbed felting needles. Create  a protective personal totem imbued with your own magic and symbols. Invoke the gods to live in and around you. All supplies will be provided in class.

DURATION: 2 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 15
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 18+
COST: $35.00

 

MELISSA MARR
THE BONES OF FICTION: WORKSHOP FOR ASPIRING WRITERS 

Curious about what it would be like to write a novel? Daunted by the idea of doing so? New York Times bestselling author, Melissa Marr breaks down how to write any good fantasy, science-fiction, or horror novel – World Building, Character, and Avoiding Writers Block. In this fun and practical session, Marr (“Wicked Lovely,” “Graveminder,” “The Blackwell Pages”) will share the tricks and secrets of getting the story on the page from creating a realistic, yet imaginative sense of space, to building your world’s entire infrastructure. Come ready to ask questions and participate!

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $30

 

MORPHEUS RAVENNA
I DESTINE A DESTINY: GAIS-PRAYERS, OATHS AND BINDING MAGIC

Celtic tales tell of heroes doomed to destruction by breaking a geis, or ritual taboo. But there is much more to the geis in Celtic tradition than a simple taboo. Delving into the lore of the geis, we find a deep tradition that connects oath-making, ritual dedication, fate-binding, and verbal sorcery. At the center of these traditions stand fierce Otherworldly deities, binding the fates of warriors and sovereigns. This workshop will explore the lore and practice of oaths, geis-prayers, and binding magic, and how these tools can strengthen our own practices today.

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $30

 

MORPHEUS RAVENNA
AGAINST AN UNJUST KING: CELTIC MAGICS FOR JUSTICE 

Celtic traditions center sovereignty and the rituals of kingship, but they also contain many tales of the magics by which an unjust ruler might be brought low. From the deadly poetry of satire, to the wounding spells of the druidic corrguinecht, the harrowing scream of a woman’s suffering that carried a curse against the men who wronged her, and the spiritual retribution of the hunger strike, this workshop will explore methods of magical redress against oppression and injustice.

Meeting the Battle Goddesses of the Celts

They appear as ravens, wolves, horses, unearthly women cloaked in red, and many other forms. They may offer aid, counsel and protection to their people in battle, yet they also stir up strife and bring conflict. They teach warriors to prepare, and they speak the fates that end their lives. Goddesses of battle loom large in the cultures of the Celtic world, holding sovereignty, protection, and Otherworldly magic. This workshop will introduce you to this constellation of ancient Goddesses of Ireland, Britain, and Gaul, the relationships between them, and how you can enter into relationship with them.

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $30

 

MORPHEUS RAVENNA
MEETING THE BATTLE GODDESSES OF THE CELTS 

They appear as ravens, wolves, horses, unearthly women cloaked in red, and many other forms. They may offer aid, counsel and protection to their people in battle, yet they also stir up strife and bring conflict. They teach warriors to prepare, and they speak the fates that end their lives. Goddesses of battle loom large in the cultures of the Celtic world, holding sovereignty, protection, and Otherworldly magic. This workshop will introduce you to this constellation of ancient Goddesses of Ireland, Britain, and Gaul, the relationships between them, and how you can enter into relationship with them.

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $30

 

 

TERRYL WHITLATCH
BEYOND ANATOMY: CREATING CREATURE CHARACTERS YOU CAN BELIEVE IN

Once you have worked hard and have grasped the fundamentals of drawing humans and animals, how does one go about applying that knowledge in order to create characters with real depth of personality–characters that we can identify with, and who allow us to get lost in the magic of a story?  Internationally acclaimed creature designer Terryl Whitlatch, whose creations romp throughout the STAR WARS Universe, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, as well as print and publishing, gives her insights and answers your questions in this new and engaging presentation.

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $30

 

TERRYL WHITLATCH
DESIGNING CREATURES FOR A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY

What is it like to create creatures and characters for the STAR WARS Universe?  What makes a design distinctly ‘Star Wars’, and how does the personality of a character and its role in the continuing saga shape this? And what was it like to work directly with George Lucas, Industrial Light and Magic, and a crew of incredibly talented artists? Lucasfilm creature designer Terryl Whitlatch brings you inside the creation process and shares her experiences from “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” “Star Wars: A New Hope, Special Edition,” “The Book of Sith” and “The Jedi Path”, as well as creating for the continuing STAR WARS saga.

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $30

 

YOUVAL KUIPERS
THE EUROPEAN LONGSWORD: HISTORY & FIGHTING TECHNIQUES 

Join acclaimed fight choreographer Youval Kuipers and Melissa Marr as he demonstrates the art of Swordsmanship in the European Fighting Tradition. Beginning with a brief introduction to the history of this burgeoning martial art, participants will learn how to handle a longsword and learn basic protocols,  moves and swordplay.

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16+
COST: $30

 

NINA KIRIKI HOFFMAN
CONJURE A FAERY TALE

Award-winning author Nina Kiriki Hoffman presents a loosely structured and fun workshop where, through a series of prompts and a variety of random story-generating elements, she helps you develop the building blocks for your own faery tale.

This workshop is perfect for new writers or experienced writers wanting to shake things up and have some fun. Be prepared to share your story, and bring a pen or your laptop!

Nina Kiriki Hoffman has been publishing science fiction, fantasy, and horror since 1982. Ace, Avon, and Viking published her novels. Her fiction has been on the final ballot for the World Fantasy, Endeavour, Philip K. Dick, Sturgeon, and other awards, and her short fiction has appeared in many anthologes and magazines.

DURATION: 1.5 Hours
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 17
AGE RESTRICTIONS: NONE
COST: $30

 

NINA KIRIKI HOFFMAN 
IMAGINE A WORLD, A MAGIC SYSTEM, SEVERAL CHARACTERS

Award-winning author Nina Kiriki Hoffman presents a fun workshop where you can craft elements for a shared world, or for your own story or novel:  a world, a magic system, and some characters. New and experienced writers welcome. Come prepared to write!

DURATION: 1.5 Hours
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 17
AGE RESTRICTIONS: NONE
COST: $30

 

NINA KIRIKI HOFFMAN 
WRITING SPEED-DATING

Using dice and lists of random elements, you will come up with the skeleton of a story, or six.  What you do with it afterward depends on your unique power and perspective!  Award-winning author Nina Kiriki Hoffman will supply you with pages of possibilities.  Experiment with writing science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, paranormal, and young adult science fiction/fantasy in this fast-paced and fun workshop!

Wherever you are on your writing journey, from beginner to pro, you are welcome!

Nina Kiriki Hoffman has been publishing science fiction, fantasy, and horror since 1982. Ace, Avon, and Viking published her novels. Her fiction has been on the final ballot for the World Fantasy, Endeavour, Philip K. Dick, Sturgeon, and other awards, and her short fiction has appeared in many anthologIes and magazines.

DURATION: 1.5 Hours
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 17
AGE RESTRICTIONS: NONE
COST: $30

REGINA ANNE
SACRED FUSION BELLY DANCE

Before spoken or written word we shared our stories through body language and dance expression. Sacred Fusion Belly Dance opens the world of Middle Eastern dance to a creative sacred journey to explore your own personal ancient voice of storytelling. With hands on instruction, this class focuses on conditioning foundations, detailed belly dance technique, and storytelling development. This session is designed to give you an intensive focus culminating into a personal practice for you to take home.  From your arms and shoulders, down to your ¾ shimmy and spins, refine your muscle knowledge and gain greater confidence in your movements. You will learn a short choreography to take with you for inspiration in creating your on-going journey in Sacred Dance. This is a physical class, please dress prepared to stretch and move. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it for your comfort.

DURATION: 1.5 Hours
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 12
AGE RESTRICTIONS: NONE
COST: $30

 

FRED HILL
UMATILLA TALES FROM THE TIME BEFORE THE OREGON TRAIL 

Tribal storyteller, historian and musician Fred Hill was born & raised on the Umatilla Reservation of East Oregon. In this rare workshop, Fred will be your guide to the history, folklore and music and rhythms of the native tribes of Oregon. Oral tradition carries the ancient voice of the tribe forward through time:  tales of the land alive and vibrant and speaking to us in its own language about times past and days to come. Fred will share these tales and stories with you, often accompanied by native drumming.

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 15
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16
COST: $30.00


AVA ROSE
STEAMPUNK GHOST FLOWER

Ghost Flowers! What are they and how to turn them into art? Ave Rose is an artist known for incorporating strange and exotic natural elements into her mechanical marvels. In this class she will teach you about wet specimen flower preservation and how to turn them into art and jewelry.  Class includes all materials and instructions to make your very own specimen so you can forever enjoy the serene scene of a floating ghost flower.

DURATION 1.5 Hours
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 20
Ages 12+
COST: $35.00

REGISTER FOR YOUR MYTHIC WORKSHOPS NOW!