October 24 2017

The Quest for the “Perfect” Prop Bag

By | 2017-10-24T15:38:04+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Editorial, Flow Arts Fashion, Flow Arts Life Hacks, Propfessor|

I’ve been juggling seriously for over 25 years, and during that time, I have been on a continual quest for the impossible. That “more rare than rare,” the unicorn and griffin combined, the Holy Grail being held by an honest politician. I speak, of course, of the perfect prop bag. The “perfect” bag used to [...]

August 3 2017

HUMANS of Flow Arts | Marvin Ong

By | 2017-08-03T14:28:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Humans of Flow Arts|

Marvin Ong, or “Grand Master Ong," as he’s affectionately known in the Flow and Juggling scene, was born and raised in Malaysia before relocating to the U.S, specifically Los Angeles, California.  As of this summer, Marvin has been playing with props for nine and a half years now. The meaning of the flow arts to [...]

October 23 2016

Firetoys: Vendor Spotlight

By | 2017-02-27T17:17:58+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Vendor Spotlight|

The Flow Arts Institute is interested in supporting businesses who have contributed to the Flow Arts community and offer products which may be of interest to our community. We were able to talk to Chazz Parham who maintains the Firetoys website and works with the mothership operations in the UK. Master Pokes is the manager of [...]

September 10 2016

HUMANS of Flow Arts | Eric Shibuya

By | 2017-02-27T17:17:59+00:00 September 10th, 2016|Humans of Flow Arts|

Eric Shibuya is originally a native of Oahu Hawaii, but calls Fredericksburg Virginia home now. Eric first got involved in the flow arts through juggling when he was 13 years old.  Eric first learned how to juggle to keep his little sister entertained whenever he babysat her. Eric kept up with the art through college [...]

July 9 2016

FAI Instructors of the Month: July 2016

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:00+00:00 July 9th, 2016|Instructor of the Month|

Congratulations to Cassaundra Smyth, and Kevin Axtell for being chosen as FAI’s Instructors of the month! Cassaundra: Tell Us A Little About Yourself. I moved to California when i was 20. Lived in SoCal 5 years and now Oakland for a year. I spend my time trying to push my skill level in the arts that i [...]

March 22 2016

Tutsday – 3/22/2016 – Juggling – Jared Janssen – Fake One Up Two Up

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:06+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|FAI Tutsdays|

Why hello again! We are back with another awesome tutorial out of the archives of the Flow Arts Institute. https://youtu.be/U1cYQ7nGN3I This week, we have Jared Janssen, AKA Jared the Juggler, with a fairly basic 3 ball juggling trick called the “Fake One Up, Two Up”. The Fake One up, Two Up relies heavily on [...]

Tutsday – Cassaundra Smyth – Contact Roll to Poi Juggling start

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:06+00:00 March 15th, 2016|FAI Tutsdays|

Greetings, fine people of Flowartia. We are back with another video from the FAI archive for this week’s Tutsday! This week, we have Cassaundra Smyth from Madtech Manipulations. Cassaundra is a phenomenal poi spinner and juggler hailing from Oakland, CA. We were able to catch up with Cassaundra at Pacific Fire Gathering 2015, where she [...]

January 13 2016

November 24 2015

Tutsdays: Brent Helmkamp |Hat Trick with Poi

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:22+00:00 November 24th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

Greetings fine people of the flow arts! We are back with another installment of the Flow Arts Institute’s tutorial series, Tutsday! This week, we have Brett Helmkamp with a sweet Hat Trick with Poi.  Brent toured with the Spark! Circus in 2012 and is currently performing with Pyroscope Entertainment.  We caught up with Brent at [...]

October 30 2015

5 Ways Flow Arts & Juggling Help Us Be Better Humans

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:24+00:00 October 30th, 2015|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

Many people have anecdotes about how Flow Arts have helped their lives in a myriad of ways. It is well known among our community that it helps us grow into being better humans. But how does playing with toys change us in such profound ways? Morgan Goldberg does a handstand with her fire staff [...]

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