Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir

SixTwelve is honored to welcome Marie Casimir for a three class workshop series, "Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop." Together participants will use elements of improvised movement, voice and storytelling to create something new. Using the model of the Haitian Lakou-system, the rural communal courtyard of collective work, extended kinship, spirituality and culture, we will collapse time and space, using our own innate movements to instigate moments.

In this workshop we will learn how to channel fluid movement and breath, making our own choices from one moment to the next.  We will learn how to work in group (our own Lakou) to create collective sound and movement influence by Afro-Diaspora aesthetics.  You will write to explore personal / communal story and transfer that into movement. You will breathe.

During each of the three workshops, Marie will focus on the following:

February 24th: Breath, movement, learning to support and be supported by the group

March 24th: Layering sound, rhythm & voice with improvised movement                     

April 28th: Excavating our words to tell our own stories, personal and communal.

These workshops are open to all! You do not need to be a professional dancer or writer to participate. Cost: $10 - $20 suggested donation per class.

About Marie:

Photo: Matthew Oakley

Photo: Matthew Oakley

Marie Casimir is a Haitian-American performer/ arts producer and educator interested in the straddling of multiple cultures, languages, and memories that exist within the body. Her practice s rooted in improvised performance using “Theatrical Jazz” as a tool to meld contemporary movement and text through an afro-caribbean and afro aesthetics lens. She claims writer, director Sharon Bridgforth as mentor for her pathe to Theatrical Jazz. Marie is the Co-Founder of The Instigation Festival, a week of improvised music and dance in Chicago and New Orleans. She has performed at Art Hall and The Root (OKC), Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and more.

Marie teaches African Dance at the University of Oklahoma. She is the founder of Djapora Productions, connecting and supporting artists of color nationally and internationally as a means to create art that will impact change, encouraging global citizenship in our own communities and abroad.She is a 2018 Ragdale in Schools Fellow and a OneLoveNola Artist in Residence. 

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Coffee Talk and Garden Volunteer Time
Mar
3
8:00 AM08:00

Coffee Talk and Garden Volunteer Time

Join us every Saturday morning (unless otherwise posted) for FREE coffee and conversation! Garden volunteer time begins at 9am (ish - sometimes we talk until 9:30am) and runs until noon, so Coffee Talk is a good chance to get caffeinated and enjoy some time with friends. We hope you'll join us! 

ON THIS DAY WE WILL ALSO BE HAVING A SIXTWELVE GARAGE SALE from 6am to noon! JOIN US FOR ALL THE FUN!

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Urban Perennial Food Ecosystem
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Urban Perennial Food Ecosystem

Join SixTwelve's Director of Permaculture, Paul Mays, for a three hour workshop on the basics of designing, creating, and implementing a perennial food garden. We will create a biodiverse, sustainable, perennial ecosystem that yields edible and medicinal plants and fungi and encourages social engagement and wildlife habitat. To accomplish this we will mimic natural ecological systems, paying close attention to the architecture of a forest.

$30 for non-members, $15 for members.

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SixTwelve Urban Farm and Creativity Spring Break Camp
Mar
12
to Mar 16

SixTwelve Urban Farm and Creativity Spring Break Camp

Join us for SixTwelve’s week long Urban Farm and Creativity Camp! We’ll discover where our food comes from, get excited about environmental stewardship and be exposed to the natural world located in the city. Youth will create with local artists and chefs and will explore insects, plants, seeds, soil, fungi on our budding urban farm. Our young farmers will eat vegetables straight from the garden and learn all that goes into growing food.

March 12th-16th, from 9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $160 (includes activities, field trip, snacks)  Limited scholarships available on request

Optional Extended Care: 8:00am-9:00am and 4:00am-5:30pm

Additional $40 for Before and After Care, or $25 for either Before or After Care.

Lunch: Participants/Campers should bring a sack lunch Mon-Fri.

Closing Reception: Friday afternoon 4-6pm. Parents are invited to join us for snacks prepared by camp attendees and a local chef.

Once you pay for the camp, we'll send a registration form to the email you provide. 

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Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir

Photo: Theatrical Jazz workshop in Jacmel Haiti with HaitiDanceCo

SixTwelve is honored to welcome Marie Casimir for a three class workshop series, "Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop." Together participants will use elements of improvised movement, voice and storytelling to create something new. Using the model of the Haitian Lakou-system, the rural communal courtyard of collective work, extended kinship, spirituality and culture, we will collapse time and space, using our own innate movements to instigate moments.

In this workshop we will learn how to channel fluid movement and breath, making our own choices from one moment to the next.  We will learn how to work in group (our own Lakou) to create collective sound and movement influence by Afro-Diaspora aesthetics.  You will write to explore personal / communal story and transfer that into movement. You will breathe.

During each of the three workshops, Marie will focus on the following:

February 24th: Breath, movement, learning to support and be supported by the group

March 24th: Layering sound, rhythm & voice with improvised movement                     

April 28th: Excavating our words to tell our own stories, personal and communal.

These workshops are open to all! You do not need to be a professional dancer or writer to participate. Cost: $10 - $20 suggested donation per class.

About Marie:

Photo: Matthew Oakley

Photo: Matthew Oakley

Marie Casimir is a Haitian-American performer/ arts producer and educator interested in the straddling of multiple cultures, languages, and memories that exist within the body. Her practice s rooted in improvised performance using “Theatrical Jazz” as a tool to meld contemporary movement and text through an afro-caribbean and afro aesthetics lens. She claims writer, director Sharon Bridgforth as mentor for her pathe to Theatrical Jazz. Marie is the Co-Founder of The Instigation Festival, a week of improvised music and dance in Chicago and New Orleans. She has performed at Art Hall and The Root (OKC), Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and more.

Marie teaches African Dance at the University of Oklahoma. She is the founder of Djapora Productions, connecting and supporting artists of color nationally and internationally as a means to create art that will impact change, encouraging global citizenship in our own communities and abroad.She is a 2018 Ragdale in Schools Fellow and a OneLoveNola Artist in Residence. 

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SixTwelve's 3rd Annual Cake Walk Bake Off
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

SixTwelve's 3rd Annual Cake Walk Bake Off

SixTwelve is throwing a Cake Walk/Bake Off to raise funds for our community kitchen! This kitchen will provide a space for local chefs to give cooking classes for kids & adults, for community meal prep and food for events. This fun event takes place the day before Easter, so winners could take home a delicious delicious family desert!

Here's how it works! Everyone who wants to enter the Bake Off should bake a cake and follow these requirements:

  • All cakes, cupcakes and brownies should be at least 85% from scratch and you must bring a tasting bite large enough for four bites (one bite per judge).
  • All bakers should bring a printed copy of their recipe to the judging.
  • Register in advance (You must register in advance).
  • Cakes, Cupcakes (at least one dozen) and brownies (one full pan) are accepted.

After tasting each creation, judges will select first, second and third place winners to be auctioned at the end of the event. All other cakes will be given as prizes to cake walk winners! We will have as many rounds of cake walks a we have cake

The Cake Walk will equal hilarious fun! Imagine a walking version of musical chairs.  Each participant (you do not have to bake a cake to participate) can enter a round for $2 chances and whoever wins receives a cake! 

Judges and Prizes to be announced soon! 

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Bingo Night at SixTwleve
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Bingo Night at SixTwleve

Grab your best friends and your dobbers and get ready to win! We're having a BINGO NIGHT at SixTwelve during April's First Friday on Paseo! Stay for the whole time or come for as long as you want to play. Community game nights at SixTwelve are always fun! We'll provide light snacks and all the bingo materials you'll need. 

Free to SixTwelve members/$5 donation from non members! More Info to follow!

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Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange and Potluck
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange and Potluck

FREE EVENT

Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange | 2-4pm

SixTwelve works toward a community based around growing food. The Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange provides a chance for local gardeners and farmers to connect with others who enjoy a relationship with nature through growing plants and food. Garden leftovers and plants that need new homes are ideal for sharing at this gathering. The event is open to new and experienced growers.

Community Trash Free Potluck | 1-2pm

Participants can bring a potluck dish (vegetarian appreciated but not necessary) to share in a community meal. This is a no trash event so bring your own reusable plate, silverware and drinks.

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April Date Night Drop In!
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

April Date Night Drop In!

Attention Parents! Yes YOU! We know how hard you've been working and you deserve a break! Whether you are a single parent, married parent, grandparent, guardian or someone who is helping to raise another human being, we'd like to help you while also helping our neighborhood, The Paseo Arts District!

From 6-10pm on the third Friday of each month (October through April) we'd like to help give you a break. 20 kids (first come, first served), ages 2.5-12, are welcome to be dropped off at SixTwelve for childcare. We'll provide snacks, art projects, music story time, games and lots of other fun activities. (If you have a student 12-17 years old who would like to help with childcare, we'll work out an assistant's discount or credit!)

The cost is $10/hour/kid, but if you bring back a receipt from one of our neighborhood restaurants, Picasso CafePaseo Grill, or Sauced or from one of the wonderful galleries in the district, at the end of your "date" we'll take 20% off the cost of your child care! You must visit these Paseo Arts District establishments the same night as the Date Night Drop In for this offer to be valid.

If you would like to beat the rush and sign your kid(s) up ahead of time, you may do so here:

You can also go ahead and make a reservation for one of these great restaurants using the Open Table app! 

Image: ID 47488194 © Syda Productions | Dreamstime

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Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir

Photo: Theatrical Jazz workshop in Jacmel Haiti with HaitiDanceCo

SixTwelve is honored to welcome Marie Casimir for a three class workshop series, "Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop." Together participants will use elements of improvised movement, voice and storytelling to create something new. Using the model of the Haitian Lakou-system, the rural communal courtyard of collective work, extended kinship, spirituality and culture, we will collapse time and space, using our own innate movements to instigate moments.

In this workshop we will learn how to channel fluid movement and breath, making our own choices from one moment to the next.  We will learn how to work in group (our own Lakou) to create collective sound and movement influence by Afro-Diaspora aesthetics.  You will write to explore personal / communal story and transfer that into movement. You will breathe.

During each of the three workshops, Marie will focus on the following:

February 24th: Breath, movement, learning to support and be supported by the group

March 24th: Layering sound, rhythm & voice with improvised movement                     

April 28th: Excavating our words to tell our own stories, personal and communal.

These workshops are open to all! You do not need to be a professional dancer or writer to participate. Cost: $10 - $20 suggested donation per class.

About Marie:

Photo: Matthew Oakley

Photo: Matthew Oakley

Marie Casimir is a Haitian-American performer/ arts producer and educator interested in the straddling of multiple cultures, languages, and memories that exist within the body. Her practice s rooted in improvised performance using “Theatrical Jazz” as a tool to meld contemporary movement and text through an afro-caribbean and afro aesthetics lens. She claims writer, director Sharon Bridgforth as mentor for her pathe to Theatrical Jazz. Marie is the Co-Founder of The Instigation Festival, a week of improvised music and dance in Chicago and New Orleans. She has performed at Art Hall and The Root (OKC), Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and more.

Marie teaches African Dance at the University of Oklahoma. She is the founder of Djapora Productions, connecting and supporting artists of color nationally and internationally as a means to create art that will impact change, encouraging global citizenship in our own communities and abroad.She is a 2018 Ragdale in Schools Fellow and a OneLoveNola Artist in Residence. 

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Eat Your Bugs! Fermented Salsa Workshop
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Eat Your Bugs! Fermented Salsa Workshop

You’ve most likely heard of pre-biotics and pro-biotics. You’ve probably even heard of kombucha, kefir and sauerkraut. Join us to understand how all these are connected and why people are talking about them. 

In this hands-on workshop you will discover the benefits of fermenting your vegetables and how easy it can be to make. You will learn a little bit of microbiology, the safety of fermenting, different types of ferments and their benefits to your health. Then, we will make a jar of salsa together for you to take home and ferment.

$40 for non-members, $20 for members.

Dr. April Morford is a local Chiropractor and BioEnergetic Practitioner with a passion for helping people understand nutrition with whole food, breathing and movement for physical, mental and emotional well-being. She has taught at local colleges to health professionals in the subjects of anatomy, physiology, microbiology and nutrition for six years. She has also taught fermentation workshops for the past two years, as well as free classes and demonstrations at Natural Grocers in Oklahoma City and Edmond. “How I ate and how I moved were the first steps to getting me off asthma and allergy medications 15 years ago.”

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February Date Night Drop In!
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

February Date Night Drop In!

Attention Parents! Yes YOU! We know how hard you've been working and you deserve a break! Whether you are a single parent, married parent, grandparent, guardian or someone who is helping to raise another human being, we'd like to help you while also helping our neighborhood, The Paseo Arts District!

From 6-10pm on the third Friday of each month (October through April) we'd like to help give you a break. 20 kids (first come, first served), ages 2.5-12, are welcome to be dropped off at SixTwelve for childcare. We'll provide snacks, art projects, music story time, games and lots of other fun activities. (If you have a student 12-17 years old who would like to help with childcare, we'll work out an assistant's discount or credit!)

The cost is $10/hour/kid, but if you bring back a receipt from one of our neighborhood restaurants, Picasso CafePaseo Grill, or Sauced or from one of the wonderful galleries in the district, at the end of your "date" we'll take 20% off the cost of your child care! You must visit these Paseo Arts District establishments the same night as the Date Night Drop In for this offer to be valid.

If you would like to beat the rush and sign your kid(s) up ahead of time, you may do so here:

You can also go ahead and make a reservation for one of these great restaurants using the Open Table app! 

Image: ID 47488194 © Syda Productions | Dreamstime

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Propagation Made Simple
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Propagation Made Simple

During this workshop, John Leonard will demonstrate basic propagation methods for house plants, succulents, cacti, and some garden vegetables. This includes the explanation of calloused and un-calloused cuttings, to use water or soil as a medium, conditions needed for propagation, and more. In addition we will touch on propagation of woody plants including shrubs, ornamentals, & tree grafting.

$30 for non-members, $15 for members.

John Leonard and his mother Mardel started and ran a 5 acre certified organic farm in 2000, in El Reno, Oklahoma. They produced certified organic produce, herb and bedding plants for local farmer's markets and restaurants. In 2009, John began working as chief gardener for the Kirkpatrick family's home in Nichols Hills, and in 2012 he was promoted to farm manager at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm in Yukon, Oklahoma. He manages a sheep herd, cows, donkeys, chickens, honeybees, gardens, vineyards and an orchard. John & Mardel are currently living and growing at the Urban Farming District in their converted garage greenhouse. John, his partner Stephanie Jordan, & mother Mardel currently raise and propagate plants & grow produce for the OSU-OKC Farmer's Market and local restaurants.

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Fourth Annual SixTwelve Mardi Gras Ball
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Fourth Annual SixTwelve Mardi Gras Ball

Save the Date for SixTwelve's fourth annual fundraising event - a spectacular Mardi Gras Ball and at the Tower Theater! Enjoy OKC's true Mardi Gras experience and support a non-profit that is all about giving to the OKC community.

SixTwelve is dedicated to our mission of  "Sharing Tools to Build a Better Community," and provides educational experiences such as a PreK program, The Young School, an after-school program, ASAP (After School Adventure Program), an urban farming program, community events and meeting spaces, and a residency exchange with Savannah, Georgia for artists, musicians, film makers, writers, chefs, urban farmers and more!

Join us Saturday, February 3rd from 8pm to 1am for all of the fun! Delicious food provided by Picasso Cafe, live music by the New Breed Brass Band , silent auction art from local artists, and a whole lot of dancing will be going down! White-tie is optional, and masks (and beads!) are strongly encouraged. 

IF YOU VOTE FOR A KING AND QUEEN OR KING AND KING, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE INVITED TO A ROYALTY PRE-PARTY FROM 7-8PM AT THE TOWER THEATER!

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January Date Night Drop In
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

January Date Night Drop In

Attention Parents! Yes YOU! We know how hard you've been working and you deserve a break! Whether you are a single parent, married parent, grandparent, guardian or someone who is helping to raise another human being, we'd like to help you while also helping our neighborhood, The Paseo Arts District!

From 6-10pm on the third Friday of each month (October through April) we'd like to help give you a break. 20 kids (first come, first served), ages 2.5-12, are welcome to be dropped off at SixTwelve for childcare. We'll provide snacks, art projects, music story time, games and lots of other fun activities. (If you have a student 12-17 years old who would like to help with childcare, we'll work out an assistant's discount or credit!)

The cost is $10/hour/kid, but if you bring back a receipt from one of our neighborhood restaurants, Picasso CafePaseo Grill, or Sauced or from one of the wonderful galleries in the district, at the end of your "date" we'll take 20% off the cost of your child care! You must visit these Paseo Arts District establishments the same night as the Date Night Drop In for this offer to be valid.

If you would like to beat the rush and sign your kid(s) up ahead of time, you may do so here:

You can also go ahead and make a reservation for one of these great restaurants using the Open Table app! 

Image: ID 47488194 © Syda Productions | Dreamstime

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 Basics of Seed Germination
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Basics of Seed Germination

Learn the foundation of germination and what seedlings need in order to evolve into a plant. We will cover the basics of seeds and their needs up to transplantation. Most of our edible plants produce from seed. With so many options available on the market, this class will provide you with essential information and several tricks to help increase germination rates and the plant quality. Let's talk seed companies and several favorite companies and small farms. We will cover utilizing basic supplies on a budget, followed by setting up our germination area. In addition, we will discuss types of soil, along with air and soil temperatures that play a huge role in the germination process. Last, but not least, we will talk about germination of our little seeds and all the different options we have for starting them out strong and healthy. 

Attendees will leave with a booklet that references everything we covered. The pamphlet will include where to obtain quality supplies at affordable prices, links to helpful guides, timeline of when to start all your seeds, and Dustin's own organic fertilizer recipe.

$30 for non-members, $15 for members.

Dustin Green founded 10 Acre Woods in 2012. A small family farm located in Norman, Oklahoma, they grow produce, eggs, and chicken. Starting with just six chickens, which quickly grew into a rather large flock that roams all over the property enjoying grass and bugs. All of the chickens are free-ranged on pasture which gives their eggs a nice dark yolk. Eventually, it was the demand for fresh food shaped our farm from over grown land to a large garden. Our vegetable seeds, all non-GMO, are sourced from organic and heirloom seeds sources.

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December Date DAY Drop In
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

December Date DAY Drop In

Attention Parents! Yes YOU! We know how hard you've been working and you deserve a break! Whether you are a single parent, married parent, grandparent, guardian or someone who is helping to raise another human being, we'd like to help you while also helping our neighborhood, The Paseo Arts District!

From 1-4pm on December 16th, we'd like to help give you a break and possibly help you have a little time to get some Christmas shopping in or just a break for yourself. 15 kids (first come, first served), ages 2.5-12, are welcome to be dropped off at SixTwelve for childcare. We'll provide snacks, art projects, music story time, games and lots of other fun activities. (If you have a student 12-17 years old who would like to help with childcare, we'll work out an assistant's discount or credit!

During this month's Drop In we'll even have some Christmas package wrapping going on with the kids for a small extra fee if you'd like us to wrap your gifts!

The cost is $10/hour/kid, but if you bring back a receipt from one of our neighborhood restaurants, Picasso CafePaseo Grill, or Sauced or from one of the wonderful galleries in the district, at the end of your "date" we'll take 20% off the cost of your child care! You must visit these Paseo Arts District establishments the same night as the Date Night Drop In for this offer to be valid.

If you would like to beat the rush and sign your kid(s) up ahead of time, you may do so here:

You can also go ahead and make a reservation for one of these great restaurants using the Open Table app! 

Image: ID 47488194 © Syda Productions | Dreamstime

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Oklahoma Vegetable Gardening 101
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Oklahoma Vegetable Gardening 101

Do you love to eat your veggies? Do you wish you could grow them too? During this workshop, you'll discover which vegetables need to be seeded, which must be transplanted, and a timeline for successful planting for spring, summer and fall cropping. Participants will also gain knowledge about organic soil building, crop fertilizing, crop rotation, pest control and harvesting tips! 

$30 for non-members, $15 for members.

Julia Laughlin holds a BS (1984) and an MS (1986) in Horticulture from Oklahoma State University. She was an honor roll student and named Outstanding Undergraduate during this time. From 1987 to 1992, Julia was the Urban Integrated Pest Management Agent for the Oklahoma County Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service. Julia was on Faculty at OSU-OKC beginning in 1992 and taught classes in many areas of her field. She became Department Head of Horticulture in 1999 and was awarded the “L.E. ‘Dean’ Stringer Award for Teaching Excellence” in 2006 by the OSU A and M Regents. She was an All-American Selections trial judge for vegetable varieties for 20 years and judged at the trial gardens on the grounds of the JEK Horticulture Center. Julia retired as Associate Professor from OSU-OKC in January of 2015. She currently owns and operates “Bella Verde Gardens,” a small, naturally grown, fruit, vegetable and specialized perennial business in Choctaw, Oklahoma. She also manages a similar business, “Prairie Earth Gardens,” in eastern OKC. She has lead many international conservation and garden study tours and will lead a group to see the gardens of Italy in May of 2018. Julia is also currently the host of “The Garden Party” radio talk show on KTOK 1000 am radio on Saturday mornings. Julia was named outstanding Alumna of OSU in 2013 and the Oklahoma Nursery and Landscape Association “Green Industry Professional” in 2016.

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SixTwelve Holiday Potluck and Pie Sale
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

SixTwelve Holiday Potluck and Pie Sale

Join us during December's First Friday on Paseo for a community holiday potluck and our annual pie sale! We'll provide the plates, cups, silverware and music. You can bring your favorite dish to share! We'll have sweet potato pies made from the sweet potatoes our PreK harvests from our 612 Community Garden! You can eat them for desert that night or you can take them for another holiday dinner. All proceeds will make it possible for us to provide free community programming. 

Admission is free and open to the whole family! 

 

 

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November Date Night Drop In!
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

November Date Night Drop In!

Attention Parents! Yes YOU! We know how hard you've been working and you deserve a break! Whether you are a single parent, married parent, grandparent, guardian or someone who is helping to raise another human being, we'd like to help you while also helping our neighborhood, The Paseo Arts District!

From 6-10pm on the third Friday of each month (October through April) we'd like to help give you a break. 20 kids (first come, first served), ages 2.5-12, are welcome to be dropped off at SixTwelve for childcare. We'll provide snacks, art projects, music story time, games and lots of other fun activities. (If you have a student 12-17 years old who would like to help with childcare, we'll work out an assistant's discount or credit!)

The cost is $10/hour/kid, but if you bring back a receipt from one of our neighborhood restaurants, Picasso CafePaseo Grill, or Sauced or from one of the wonderful galleries in the district, at the end of your "date" we'll take 20% off the cost of your child care! You must visit these Paseo Arts District establishments the same night as the Date Night Drop In for this offer to be valid.

If you would like to beat the rush and sign your kid(s) up ahead of time, you may do so here:

You can also go ahead and make a reservation for one of these great restaurants using the Open Table app! 

Image: ID 47488194 © Syda Productions | Dreamstime

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Terrariums: How to Make a Garden Under Glass
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Terrariums: How to Make a Garden Under Glass

The history of terrariums dates to the Victorian period.  Recently back in vogue, terrariums are now a modern, compelling addition to home decor, able to be utilized in almost any location, requiring almost no additional care.  Creating these living works of art is simple and fun.  You don't need to be a designer or have a green thumb to create and enjoy something that can last months or even years without any additional attention.  In this hands-on class you'll learn the basics of assembling and caring for terrariums.  We'll provide all the materials and instruction necessary and at the end of the day you'll be able to take home your very own garden under glass.

$50 for non-members, $35 for members.

Phillip Koszarek graduated from the University of Oklahoma with bachelors degrees is Botany and Spanish.  He has worked in landscaping for 15 years, both interior and exterior.  He has created and sold dozens of terrariums, many of which utilize locally sourced plants and mosses and stones as medium.

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Let's Fix This' BourBUN: A Fundraising Event
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Fix This' BourBUN: A Fundraising Event

Come taste an eclectic mix of bourbons, including some never introduced to Oklahoma, perfectly paired with steamed buns from Chae. You'll learn more about Let's Fix This, meet some people interested in helping change Oklahoma, and enjoy bourbon and buns. As a special bonus - you'll get to to take home a commemorative whisky glass!

Purchase tickets online at https://letsfixthisok.org/bourbun

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October Date Night Drop In!
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

October Date Night Drop In!

Attention Parents! Yes YOU! We know how hard you've been working and you deserve a break! Whether you are a single parent, married parent, grandparent, guardian or someone who is helping to raise another human being, we'd like to help you while also helping our neighborhood, The Paseo Arts District!

From 6-9:30pm on the third Friday of each month (October through April) we'd like to help give you a break. 20 kids (first come, first served), ages 2.5-12, are welcome to be dropped off at SixTwelve for childcare. We'll provide snacks, art projects, music story time, games and lots of other fun activities. (If you have a student 12-17 years old who would like to help with childcare, we'll work out an assistant's discount or credit!)

The cost is $10/hour/kid, but if you bring back a receipt from one of our neighborhood restaurants, Picasso CafePaseo Grill, or Sauced or from one of the wonderful galleries in the district, at the end of your "date" we'll take 20% off the cost of your child care! You must visit these Paseo Arts District establishments the same night as the Date Night Drop In for this offer to be valid.

If you would like to beat the rush and sign your kid(s) up ahead of time, you may do so here:

You can also go ahead and make a reservation for one of these great restaurants using the Open Table app! 

Image: ID 47488194 © Syda Productions | Dreamstime

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Intro to Wild Herbs
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Intro to Wild Herbs

Join us for this two hour workshop and learn to use the herbs growing in abundance around us, both in fields and sidewalk cracks, to support health and vitality. This class will cover the safety and ethic basics of wildcrafting as well as introduce five wild herbs, and cover ways to use them.

$30 for non-members, $15 for members.

Jenny Mansell is a heritage wildcrafter and community herbalist with over 20 years of experience using herbs. Her business, Prairie Herbcraft, focuses on herbal education and empowerment. She holds certificates from Rosemary Gladstar's Science and Art of Herbalism and The Herbal Academy, as well as the investment of many years of personal study, research, and experimentation. She has also benefitted from the mentorship of Jackie Dill of Oklahoma Wildcrafting. Jenny enjoys spending time with the plants and sharing their love and healing with others.

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SixTwelve Urban Farm and Creativity Fall Break Camp
Oct
9
to Oct 13

SixTwelve Urban Farm and Creativity Fall Break Camp

SOLD OUT

Join us for SixTwelve’s week long Urban Farm and Creativity Camp! We’ll discover where our food comes from, get excited about environmental stewardship and be exposed to the natural world located in the city. Youth will create with local artists and chefs and will explore insects, plants, seeds, soil, fungi on our budding urban farm. Our young farmers will eat vegetables straight from the garden and learn all that goes into growing food.

October 9th-13th, from 9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $160 (includes activities, field trip, snacks)  Limited scholarships available on request

Optional Extended Care: 8:00am-9:00am and 4:00am-5:30pm

Additional $40 for Before and After Care, or $25 for either Before or After Care. You also have a pay-as-you-go option for Before and After Care ($5/session.)

Lunch: Participants/Campers should bring a sack lunch Mon-Fri.

Closing Reception: Friday afternoon 4-6pm. Parents are invited to join us for snacks prepared by camp attendees and a local chef.

Once you have paid for the camp, we will send you all the info and forms you need to complete registration. Thanks!

Huge thanks to Whole Foods of OKC for their donation of food for our parent showcase on Friday!!!

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New Victory Gardens Tour
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

New Victory Gardens Tour

During WWII, more than 12 million Victory Gardens were planted in cities across the country, and home gardeners produced a third of all vegetables consumed in the U.S. Today, urban farms, community gardens, and front yard and backyard gardens are all part of a fast-growing revival in growing food in cities across the country. Join us for a free, kid-friendly tour of two neighborhood gardening efforts in the heart of OKC - CommonWealth Urban Farms & SixTwelve.

CommonWealth Urban Farms includes vegetable gardens, a cut flower garden, compost operation, hoop house, rainwater collection system, fledgling food forest, and neighbors’ front yard gardens. Tours of SixTwelve include the vegetable garden, rain garden, hoop house, mini orchard and community center. Drop in anytime between 10 am to 1 pm for tours at both locations, located just 7 blocks apart!

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Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course

**THE FRIDAY PORTION OF THIS CLASS WILL BE CANCELED DUE TO TRANSPORTATION ISSUES**

This September, join Radical Mycology co-founder Peter Mccoy at SixTwelve for a 20-hour intensive on the art, science, and regenerative applications of mushroom cultivation.

Designed for the beginner as well as the experienced grower, this Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course is one of the most up-to-date and accessible courses of its kind, all taught by a leader in the applied mycology field. Founded on the principles of Radical Mycology, this course will teach you not only the life skills of fruiting mushrooms and growing mycelium (spawn), but also how to integrate fungi into any regenerative urban or rural lifestyle. Using an easy to follow format and an emphasis on practices that minimize waste, cost, and complexity, this class will leave you empowered to start cultivating mushrooms anywhere and on any budget.

Throughout the Course, Peter will explain his personal approach to cultivating fungi for food, medicine, and soil health. Through a variety of hands-on activities and in-depth explorations of fungal biology and ecology, you will learn both the how of cultivation and—more importantly—the why behind its many practices. With this combination of concepts and skills covered, you will leave this course equipped with effective growing protocols as well as the design principles needed to adapt any mushroom cultivation project to fit your needs.

Whether you want to grow your own nutrient-dense mushrooms for food or as a potent natural medicine, or you plan to start a mushroom-based business, this course will cover the core skills you need to hit the ground running.

Topics Covered

Mushroom Cultivation Fungamentals

•  The fascinating biology, ecology, and history of the Fungal Kingdom
•  The core principles that underlie the art and science of cultivation
•  Aseptic (“sterile”) practices with agar, grains, straw, compost, and woody materials
•  The industry secret of liquid mushroom inoculum and its many applications
•  Place-based resource management and systems design principles
•  Lab and fruiting environment designs for home-, farm-, or community-scale projects
•  Appropriate, low-cost, and low-tech cultivation methods and tools
•  Planning and preparation to make things easy
•  Tool making and improvisation
•  Growing wild mushrooms

Appropriate Applications of Fungi

•  Medicinal mushroom processing and extraction for maximum potency
•  Outdoor mushroom garden design and installation
•  Fungal integration into various permaculture-inspired sustainable living systems
•  Mycoremediation chemistry and design concepts
•  Supporting and diversifying fungal-plant relationships

Extra Myco-Skills

•  Building soil health with mycorrhizal fungi
•  Wild mushroom identification
•  Resources & much more!

Sunday ends with hands-on outdoor installations

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St. Baldrick's Trivia Night at SixTwelve
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

St. Baldrick's Trivia Night at SixTwelve

St. Baldrick's Trivia Night is back again at 612 in Paseo!

The St Baldrick's organization had to cancel this event in April due to bad weather but they still wanted to do it this year so they have rescheduled it for Fri. Sept. 8th at 612 in Paseo. As usual they will have great food donated from some of OKC's best restaurants and complimentary beer from Anthem Brewery.

If you've never done it before you should check it out. You can put together your own team or if you don't have a team we can place you on one. There is a max of 8 players per team. It's $25 per person and all proceeds go to St. Baldrick's Children's Cancer research. Prizes go out ot the top 3 teams and remember you get a lot of great free food and beer!

If you are interested please contact Jeff at 405-826-2900 or message us on here.

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Rock and Roll Camp for Girls
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Rock and Roll Camp for Girls

Rock and Roll Camp for Girls OKC is a volunteer run, non profit organization that focuses on empowering girls through music education.

Girls ages 8-17 learn how to play an instrument (guitar, bass, vocals, keyboard or drums) form bands, write and perform an original song. RCGOKC provides a myriad of uplifting workshops geared towards self-esteem building & self-expression. These workshops including self-defense, screen printing, body-image, women in music & songwriting.

This summer's camp is full, but if you'd like more information about what this camp is about, the final showcase on Saturday, July 15th or any needs the camp might have, click here: http://www.rcgokc.org/

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SixTwelve 2017 Summer Creativity Camp for 6-12 Year Olds
Jun
26
to Jun 30

SixTwelve 2017 Summer Creativity Camp for 6-12 Year Olds

SOLD OUT

This summer, our SixTwelve Creativity Camp, designed especially for 6-12 year-olds, will feature five days of art, sustainability and cooking projects for your kids. We'll meet from 9am to 4pm, but before and after care are available. (8-9am and 4-5:30pm) We limit our camps to 12 spaces so that we can give individual attention to each child, so sign up today!

*Scholarships (one full, two partial) are available on a first come, first served basis. 

*More specific info on activities to follow. 

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Josh Jabberpics SixTwelve Residency Celebration
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Josh Jabberpics SixTwelve Residency Celebration

Join us on Friday, June 23rd from 6-9pm for a celebration of Josh Jabberpics' SixTwelve Summer Residency. Josh joins us from Savannah, Georgia and is working with students and adults alike while he's here in OKC. He'll also be working on a personal project and we want to show off the work produced during his time with us! We'll feature work by students, adults and Josh! 

We will also be proudly showing Swirl, a short film written and directed by Lance McDaniel, executive director of Dead Center Film Festival and edited by Josh. They worked together as a part of a SixTwelve Residency in Savannah, GA. SixTwelve has been piloting a residency exchange program with Savannah since 2015 and bringing Josh to OKC is the completion of this exchange. 

Please come to SixTwelve on Friday, June 23rd from 6-9pm to get a glimps of some great work taking place this month at SixTwelve!

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Photography Workshop for Adults with Jabberpics
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Photography Workshop for Adults with Jabberpics

SOLD OUT

Joshua Branstetter, also known as Jabberpics, is a Savannah based professional photographer, filmmaker and teacher who will be visiting Oklahoma City this June through a SixTwelve residency. Joshua's work can be found not only on his website, but also on the covers and interiors of South Magazine and other publications.

Joshua will be holding a photography workshop for adults, covering the concepts of composition, lighting, and professional photography on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6-8:30pm at SixTwelve. We would love for you to join us for this incredible opportunity to further your skills, whether you are a professional photographer, artist or one who enjoys photography as a hobby. Cost: $60 Non Members, $30 Members

photo credit: Lougassi Gilles, Dreamstime.com

 

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OKC Girls Art School's GIRL POWER SUMMER ART CAMP
Jun
19
to Jun 23

OKC Girls Art School's GIRL POWER SUMMER ART CAMP

GIRL POWER SUMMER ART CAMP 2017

Oklahoma City Girls Art School hosts a summer camp June 19 - 23, 2017

at SixTwelve in the Paseo Arts District

for students ages 8 through 16.

Camp runs 9:00am to 4:00pm each day.   

Students bring their own lunches and a water bottle.  Snacks will be provided.  Campers will experience visual arts taught by working artists and teaching artists as well as visiting the Paseo Arts District and experiencing the magic of SixTwelve.  Students will be introduced to high quality visual arts techniques including weaving and fiber arts, paper marbling, acrylic painting on canvas and much more.  

Daily yoga, confidence building, mindfulness and GIRL POWER!

 Only 20 spots are available.  

Camp is $300.  

Before and after care are available for $10/day.

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Photography Camp for 13-17 Year Olds
Jun
12
to Jun 16

Photography Camp for 13-17 Year Olds

SOLD OUT

This June, as a part of our SixTwelve Residency Exchange with Savannah, Georgia, we're bringing in professional photographer, Joshua Branstetter, also known as Jabberpics. Jabberpics is a photographer, filmmaker, artist and teacher. He will be hosting a week-long photography camp for 13-17 year olds, June 12-16, from 9am to 4pm.

Bringing years of experience in the field, he will cover camera basics and functions, composition, visual story telling, lighting and more. All students will receive one-on-one critiques as well as class critiques specific to our lesson plans. We will take photo walks through the Paseo Arts District and will have a class show at the end of Josh's residency (June 23rd). 

Students bring lunches but SixTwelve will provide snacks and all needed materials, including cameras. 

photo credit: Pavel Losevsky, ID 5721242 Dreamstime.com

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Tea Garden
May
13
3:00 PM15:00

Tea Garden

Join us to create a unique garden that is geared towards growing herbs and shrubs that produce products that can be used in teas or other herbal products. Our inspiration for this garden came from visiting the ASI Yaupon Tea farm in Savannah Georgia that grows the only native source of caffeine in the US., Yaupon Holly. We will cover strategy for keeping existing rainfall on the property while exploring the idea of growing a valuable product right in our own front yard. $30 for non-members, $15 for members.

Please enter your information here to complete registration. 

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Poseía Alada (by Mariana Llanos LopezdaCastilla) Book Launch
May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Poseía Alada (by Mariana Llanos LopezdaCastilla) Book Launch

Join us for a fun presentation of the book Poesía Alada, a book of poetry in Spanish and art for young people. We’ll create our own poems,read them aloud, and appreciate original art. This event is suitable for English and Spanish speakers alike! Open Mic: Bring a poem to read in ANY language.
¡Un evento bilingue para toda la familia! Noche de micrófono abierto: Traiga un poema para leer, en cualquier idioma. Habrá actividades gratuitas.
A MULTILINGUAL CELEBRATION! Free admission, free activities!

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John Rex Odyssey of the Mind Championships Fundraiser
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

John Rex Odyssey of the Mind Championships Fundraiser

In September of 2016, seven fourth graders from John Rex decided to compete in Odyssey of the Mind, the largest creative problem solving competition in the world. With no help from their two coaches or parents this team wrote a script, designed their costumes, and made props. They even created a robot gorilla! 


Our team won the regional competition in February, and then placed second in the state competition in March. They have been invited to compete at the world competition at the end of May but they need your help to get there! Please join us for a fun filled, kid friendly fundraiser where we will host an ice cream social, lemonade stand, and live art by the team. 100% of any money spent or donated at the event will go towards the teams journey to Michigan State University for the world competition.

https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/p/

Wanna help but can't make the event? Here is a link to our Gofundme account:

https://www.gofundme.com/john-rex-going-to-odyssey-world

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St Baldrick's Trivia Night at SixTwelve
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

St Baldrick's Trivia Night at SixTwelve

St. Baldrick's Trivia Night is back again at 612 in Paseo!

This year should be better than ever. We have great food donated from some of OKC's best restaurants and complimentary beer from Anthem Brewery.

If you've never done it before you should check it out. You can put together your own team or if you don't have a team we can place you on one. There is a max of 8 players per team. It's $25 per person and all proceeds go to St. Baldrick's Children's Cancer research. Prizes go out ot the top 3 teams and remember you get a lot of great free food and beer!

If you are interested please contact Jeff at 405-826-2900 or message us on here.

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Earthday: Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange and Potluck
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Earthday: Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange and Potluck

FREE EVENT

Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange | 2-4pm

SixTwelve works toward a community based around growing food. The Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange is a chance for local gardeners and farmers to connect with others who enjoy connecting to nature through growing plants and food. Garden leftovers and plants that need new homes are ideal for sharing at this gathering. The event is open to new and experienced growers.

Community Trash Free Potluck | 1-2pm

Participants can bring a potluck dish (vegetarian appreciated but not necessary) to share in a community meal. This is a no trash event so bring your own reusable plate, silverware and drinks.

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