8/4/2022 0 Comments
Allison Paradise, Founder and CEO of The Epicenter, was interviewed this morning on Good Morning Monterey Bay on KSCO Santa Cruz. She shares her thoughts on the importance of connecting with ourselves and our limitless potential as well as stories from her personal journey to creating The Epicenter. To listen to her joyful conversation with host Rosie Chalmers, visit the KSCO website and locate the program from June 30th. The interview begins at 1:16.
We are honored that the Grand Rapids Business Journal has featured our upcoming summer sessions in Grand Haven. The article speaks to the philosophy of The Epicenter, our vision for the summer sessions, and our plan for continued work in Michigan. We're excited to share our work with the community of Grand Haven this summer as we create a safe, open, free space for children and adults to explore and express themselves.
6/1/2022 0 Comments
We recently heard an exceptional interview with Abram Katz, founder of the Heartisan Foundation on Jefferson Public Radio (JPR), in which Abram beautifully articulates the need for children to have free, open spaces in which to explore and express themselves. The full interview can be heard on JPR's website.
The Epicenter founder, Allison Paradise, has been featured in Growing Up in Santa Cruz's May edition. In the article she talks about how The Epicenter came to be and what drives her each day. The article can be accessed on Growing Up in Santa Cruz's website.
The Epicenter will be at Kids Day in downtown Santa Cruz on 4/23! Come see yourself as you are at our booth, and enjoy the free activities from over 20 different organizations around town as well as special offers from many of the local businesses. The event will run from 12-4. For more information, and a complete list of participating organizations, visit the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz.
The Epicenter and Idea Fab Labs (IFL) in Santa Cruz have partnered together to create the first-ever kids class at IFL!
Did you know that it’s possible to see sound? In our “Sounds Like…” workshop we’ll explore different ways of seeing and creating sound, from sound waves in water, to dancing grains of sand, to creating art that reflects sound.
Students will first be introduced to the ideas of sound waves and vibrational patterns (Day 1). After exploring different patterns, students will be asked to choose their favorite, which they will then use as the basis for creating a design (Day 2). Students will then work with instructors to bring their design to life using the laser cutting machine (Day 3). They will then be given an opportunity to decorate their designs to best reflect the sound they chose (Day 4).
All work will be displayed at IFL on First Friday in June.
“Sounds Like…” will be limited to 10 students.
Students will make three projects during the 4-day class using the laser-cutting tool. Instructors include members of IFL, The Epicenter, a local schoolteacher, and a physicist from Cabrillo College. For more information and to register for the class, visit our site or IFL.
We're excited to announce that The Epicenter is collaborating with the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (MOD). The Epicenter will be at the MOD every Thursday through the end of May from 2:30 - 4:30. Each week we will explore a different topic through art, movement, scientific inquiry, and awareness. Each week we will be transforming the art room through mindfulness and an experience of empowerment. We hope to see you there!
The Epicenter's CEO, Allison Paradise, has published her first book. The Mistake presents a new way of understanding how social conditioning can limit us from a very young age, and it provides a clue for how we can break free of the boxes we are in. Intended for children ages 8 - 11, but appreciated by people of all ages, The Mistake is unique in blending storytelling with opportunities for artistic expression in response to the story.