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Summer Art Colony 2016: August 29 – September 2

103 CHARLTON

In Ceramic Sculpture, students explored a variety of sculpting techniques that included sgraffito, hand building, slab building and many more. On Wednesday our young artists took a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and explored Post-colonial Mexican and Pre-Columbian Latin American ceramics. Pulling inspiration from this visit and the work of Pablo Picasso and Hector Gallegos Jr., students sculpted their own self-portrait pots and ceramic assemblages that they were excited to show to friends and family at the Final Friday show.

Working on coil pots
Sculpting reliefs
Working on finishing our pots
Flattening clay for a base

Documentary Film campers became filmmakers and reporters while creating a documentary about the neighboring Ceramics camp. The class studied the works of Michel Gondry, Robert Irwin, and BBC Documentaries to find inspiration for creating their own production. Young Artists learned techniques in using DSLR cameras, iStopMotion, Zoom Mic Recording, interviewing and how to present themselves as a reporter in front of the camera. The class worked collaboratively in groups to shoot scenes and conduct interviews with the Ceramics campers. They were excited to debut their film to friends and family at the Final Friday show.

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TEEN

Music Video teen artists became video directors and producers for the NYC band Delicate Steve for the week. The class studied the works of Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze and the videos of Michael Jackson to find inspiration for creating their own production. Using techniques in stop-motion, green screening and editing, they explored how to collaborate creatively as well as individually contribute to the project. Young Artists got to meet and work with Steve on Wednesday when he visited to shoot scenes for the video.

GOVERNORS ISLAND

The Epic Adventure class worked as a team to plan and produce their very own epic adventure film! From start to finish, campers decided on a plot, practiced storyboarding, wrote their script, built their props and sets, and edited their film. Throughout the week, the class experimented with a variety of materials including clay, wire, foam, and different kinds of fabric. For inspiration they watched episodes from the claymation series Wallace and Gromit as well as animations by the director PES. They used stop motion animation, pixilation, green-screening, and live-action filmmaking to produce special effects for their film. They were excited to premiere their final film to friends and families at the end of the week!

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