The Bouncing Bulldogs
Jump Rope Classes
Bouncing Bulldogs is a Chapel Hill-Durham, North Carolina based not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing jump rope instruction and experiences to jump rope enthusiasts around the world. The Bouncing Bulldogs have been a model for producing youth ambassadors who are passionate about jump rope, physical activity, civic engagement and education for over two decades.
The Bouncing Bulldogs Jump Rope Team can teach and perform hundreds of synchronized skills, maneuvers, and dances using a combination of single and double dutch ropes. Their innovative jumping style includes fancy footwork, flips, and other acrobatic skills with ropes of various lengths.
Evie and Kara O’Dor
Maker Camp Chapel Hill
Maker Camp CH is the mother-daughter team of Evie and Kara O’Dor, both teachers in Chapel Hill-Carrboro elementary schools. Maker Camp CH focuses on skills, thoughtful craftsmanship, and creative self-expression. Campers learn how to sew, construct 3-D models out of cardboard, make paper, dye fabric, make prints, follow the design process, upcycle undervalued materials, and other skills. Evie and Kara guide their campers in learning and applying skills to create unique projects such as found object sculptures, mixed-media art journals, larger than life papier mache sculptures, and original fiber art and fashion designs. Sustainability and green practices are extremely important to their craft and instruction. Maker Camp CH believes every child should have an opportunity to develop their creativity and works with local schools to scholarship students from the community.
Evie and Kara will offer families the chance to create unique ‘nature paint brushes’ out of natural materials collected from their family farm located in Chapel Hill.
Muraling and Public Art Workshops
Join Cornelio Campos and his assistants to create a large-scale art work about farming and agriculture at LocalFest! Mr. Campos spends hours thinking of an idea for a painting and sometimes gets so captivated by painting that he loses himself in it for hours at a time. He often paints at night because he still has a job during the day, so most of his free time falls in the night time.
Getting inspiration for a painting is not difficult for Mr. Campos. He comes from a background of hardships and struggles and is able to channel the emotions he felt during those hard times, into thought-provoking pieces.
Mr. Campos says that he often sketches geometric shapes on his canvas before beginning to paint. The canvas that is being sketched below is going to be a smaller version of the fully done painting seen below it. These geometric shapes are inspired by the process that muralists use. He learned this by watching muralists in cities such as Los Angeles (where he spent a few years before coming to North Carolina), and by actually working alongside mural painters.
Grace Van Fleet
Grace VanFleet is a printmaker who specializes in both woodcut and linocut printmaking on cards and Japanese paper, with an emphasis on often hand-painted natural subject matter. She studied printmaking at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina and produces all of her work at her home studio in Carrboro, North Carolina. Grace has recently expanded her work to include the sublimation printing of original designs onto tiles. Her work can be found at WomanCraft Gifts in Carrboro, NC or in her Esty shop ’SquidInkPrintCo.'
Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Saxpahaw's Paperhand Puppet Intervention's vision is inspired by love for the earth and its creatures (including humans). They synthesize many art forms including, but never limited to, sculpting, painting, dance, music, improvisation, costume design, set design and theater. They are committed to creating multi-scaled and multi-disciplinary puppet performances that support this vision.
We will use this puppetry, performance and creativity to undermine and eradicate greed, hate and fear and promote justice, equality and peace. We will work uncompromisingly to these ends.