Welcome to Maclean Park Fieldhouse, ‘Oncle Hoonki’s Fabulous Hornshop

Careful reopening of the fieldhouse at MacLean Park features ongoing Lawntime demonstrations (no touching, please!) of hornmaking and flintknapping as well
as regular concert/practice in the park on Monday nights at 7 with the Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra.
MacLean Park music series for this summer.
Updates for band postings will be made on the Oncle Hoonki’s Facebook page
Also:
Oncle Hoonki’s Lawntime Program continues with ‘BYO Knife, Safe Distance Carving Consultations with Mr. Fire-Man’.
When parents consent to purchase a knife for their child, said child may consult at
the lawn table outside of Oncle Hoonki’s for carving instructions and wood.
Take-away projects include:
-spatula
-tiny paddle
and
-spiral carved magic wand.
Students will find Mr. Fire-Man onsite during regular weekday afternoons.
Children (and adults) without knives may not participate in this series.

 

This project is part of the Vancouver Park Board’s Artist studio residencies in parks and park facilities http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/field-house-studio-residencies-in-parks.aspx

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Closed – but Open Online!

While classes and Lawntime at McLean Park Fieldhouse are currently unavailable (due to global pandemonium), we are still offering updates in cyberspace!

Recent documentation

Below, a short list documenting collaborations with MacLean Park Fieldhouse and related subjects, such that you will be kept up to date.

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Brad Muirhead Orchestra with fuhorns
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UBC film students
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Lawn Time
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Strathcona Comm. collaborations
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Sharing food and skills at MacLean
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Lawn Time with children
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More Lawn Time
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Offsite carving, local.
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musical collaboration with fuhorns
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flintknapping for adults
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horn designs, locally grown
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spoon carving, locally sourced.
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recent panorama
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youth paying attention
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adult skills development
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flintknapping for kids!
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local master demonstrating
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family Lawn Time
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woodwind for youth
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stone tools demonstration
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recent carving class
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EartHand class at MacLean
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HFG hornwood harvest
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two year staves.
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local carvers guild
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with snacks and commeraderie
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Strathcona Garden crossover event
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EartHand Annual General
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diaspora of locals
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MOP tree sculpture, year 4
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MOP Garden panorama
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Cottonwood Garden source tree
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source tree with hand woven fence
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more visitors, more spoons, more snacks
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small fuhorn, pre-assembly
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The LFM at MOP Garden
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Keen garden party participants
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interactive panorama
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even more Lawn Time

Big Draw at Oncle Hoonki’s

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Your chance to sit across the table and take your best shot at old advertising guru, Mr. Fire-Man.  Over three days of connected events, visitors to MacLean Park Fieldhouse can engage in a three-step rendering process, (beginning on Oct. 1 with the Red Paint Drawing Club) that progresses through to a finished rendering and a final celebration/show. No previous experience necessary. Children under 23 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1 – Saturday October 1 from 1-4pm

Day 2 – Sunday Oct 9 from 1-4pm

Day 3 – Saturday October 22 from 1-4 pm

Observe the cartoon below for more detailed instruction.

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Urban Paleo Class #2 Oct 15 – 16

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Your second chance to learn the basics of flintknapping-for-the-urbanite. Hands on instruction from David Gowman at MacLean Park Fieldhouse (710 Keefer Street) will instill the novice knapper with the basics to source and shape arrowhead-making material without traveling to a distant mountain or a gem store.

October 15, 16 from 1-4pm. Boots and long pants required. Gloves are also a bonus.

EartHand Gleaner’s Society members register here.

Non-members register here.

Last minute warning!

A new empress pollarding is about to happen, this one at Hastings Folk Garden just West of Hastings and Main on the North side. I wanted to tell you earlier, those five of you who refuse to join facebook and only get your information from this all-too-rarely used method here on wordpress, I did. Really. But something went wrong with my free service, and I couldn’t compose a new post. Suddenly, this morning, I can. So here’s the poster. The parade ends at Oncle Hoonki’s Fabulous Hornshop where we will be processing the bark and cooking up a few dye baths with my wonderful partner, Sharon. There will be snacks in abundance, hot chocolate and banana loaf. It could work out.

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Vote for Martin!

Oncle Hoonki’s contributor, spoon carver and filmaker extraordinaire, Martin Borden is in a contest to win funds to make a film about my wooden orchestra, the LFM. Before you even scroll down to gaze in wonder upon my exploitative propaganda, click this link, and vote for Martin’s film ‘Mr. Fire-Man makes a Horn Orchestra from Wood’. You can vote every day for the next three days. Do a guy a favour, would you?

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