Spring 2014 Art Colony Wrap-Up: Printmaking & Graphic Novel

Campers learned about the history and process of printmaking during the week of March 17 – 21 with Teaching Artist Gretta. The following week of March 24 – 28 Joe and Camilo taught the basics of the graphic novel, utilizing their hand-drawing skills and learning to use Photoshop to turn their comics and drawings into

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GirlStories: Week 7

Lauren Weinstein is a comic artist and author of well known and loved graphic novels, including Goddess of War and one so aptly named Girl Stories. She joined our GirlStories class week last week to discuss her process of creating her unique graphic novels. She shared an inspiring look into how she goes about “inking” and laying out her work.

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GirlStories: Week 6

Week 6 of GirlStories focused on how to craft a story through the eyes of a dramaturge. Dramaturgy is the craft or technique of dramatic composition. Our special guest was Lucia Scheckner, a writer and dramaturge who currently works as the Education Director at Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Lucia shared her knowledge of writing from a

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GirlStories: Week 5

This week we explored the work of Lotte Reiniger, a German born artist that was active during the 1920s onward. When she was a child she was captivated by Chinese silhouette theater and began to craft puppets of her own. As she grew older, she began to work with theater groups and filmmakers, creating title

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GirlStories: Week 4

One of the films we watched in GirlStories this past week provoked much thought around writing dialogue for animation. John and Karen, directed by Arthur Cox, is a wonderful example of how a tiny amount of dialogue can make for a very effective short film. Watch the link to the film below and enjoy the

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Spring Art Colony Wrap-Up: February 17-21

During our first week of our Spring Art Colony, campers had an amazing time within both the Fashion Design class and the Stop Motion Animation Classes. They learned a variety of techniques within both classes and ended the week inspired and excited to utilize and build upon their newfound creative skills! Fashion Design This week

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Girl Stories: Week 3

This week in Girl Stories we had a very exciting guest visit our class, Kathy Greenberg. Kathy is a successful screenwriter who created the story for Pixar’s Ratatouille and numerous other films.  She  held a candid conversation with the girls about her experience entering into the film business and navigating her way from being a

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YAK + T.A.G. “Assembling Identity: Who We Are, What We Collect”

The Children’s Museum of the Arts celebrated the opening of its new group show Assembling Identity: Who We Are, What We Collect on February 21st. The exhibit was organized and curated by members of YAK (Young Artist Kollective) in partnership with T.A.G. (Teen Art Gallery). Students worked together to create the artwork, curate, and present this group

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Girl Stories: Week 2

Today we brainstormed ideas and discussed all the elements of what makes a successful and well-executed story. Making concept art is an integral part of the production process and we learned that sometimes just a single image can be the generator for an entire story. After looking at examples of concept art from Pixar, Tim Burton,

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Girl Stories: Week 1

Friday, February 7th marked the wonderful first day of CMA’s newest free program, GirlStories, and we were just overwhelmed with the talent, drive and intellect of the girls accepted into the program. The class began with a fruitful discussion about all of the mediums that will be explored over the course of the semester. We

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WEE: An Interview with Tom Burnett!

Can you start by telling us a little about yourself? My interests and experiences are fairly eclectic by nature, so I would describe myself as a person who pursues living creatively by following my impulse for balance and growth in all areas my life. More specifically, the tools I use in this pursuit encompass playing and creating music,

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