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Summer Art Colony 2018: June 18 – 22

103 Charlton

Soft Sculpture students created their own textile masterpieces, learning sewing techniques including the running stitch, whip stitch, knotting, embroidery and more. Campers created their own patterns and prints that were transformed into personalized soft sculptures. The children also enjoyed some free time in the Build It! Studio where they experimented with soft building shapes and engaged their cognitive creativity!

Video Game Design campers learned how to code 3D renditions to produce their own games! Over the week, they created everything from background colors and characters to sound and storyline. At the end of the week, they shared their new exciting games with friends and family at the Final Friday show!

103 Charlton Teens

Analog Filmmaking campers scripted, acted out, filmed and edited their own short film. The teens learned about film and camera types and built their own camera. They studied clips of other filmmakers including Charlie Chaplin to learn angles, lighting and timing techniques, and tried their hand in set design as well.

Governors Island

Animal Animation campers learned how to create stop motion animations and use wire armature to create 3-dimensional bendable sculptures that can be gradually manipulated frame by frame to produce a moving image.  Claymations such as Creature Comforts by Aardman Animations, as well as Pingu and a stop motion-animated music video by Fleet Foxes, were an inspiration to the kids as they worked. Students were most excited about working with iStopmotion and watching their animations, including one in which they each animated their own name, come to life in real time.

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  • Drawing and Painting online art camp was a hit this week. On Wednesday, students painted their renditions of diverse frog species while learning about the rainforest and the animals that call this environment home. Towards the end of the… Read more

  • Summer Art Colony is in full swing with Claymation Masters this week. Students watched clips from Nick Park's Wallace and Gromit and discussed how the animator used facial expressions and body language to communicate emotions and tell… Read more

  • As Illustration camp came to an end, students attempted to illustrate music — one student, Vera, stated that the hit song from Frozen “sounded like the ocean" while Ariana expressed that the song of the… Read more

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