arts + education

digital media workshops + residencies

Below you'll find information about:

  • Workshops: Hands-on workshops bring together individual artists to encourage students to actively discover their own artistic potential. Ideal for after school, library, or community center programs. Most workshops are product based.

  • Residencies: Offer experiences implemented by a specialized teaching artist. Residencies are multiple, participatory workshops and require a minimum of 3 sequential sessions per student group, and can be expanded into semester-long projects. Residencies take place in partnership with the classroom teacher and either focus on arts-integration or the artistic process.

 

For more information please call 713.520.9264 or email us at scheduling@yahouston.org.​

 

 

Making Movies with Animation

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Aurora Picture Show

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Immerse yourself in the world of animation through activities that explore basic history, theory, and practice of the art. Students will conceptualize original characters and bring them to life with photographs, clay or objects. Hands-on projects will cover the fundamentals of animation utilizing such techniques as flipbooks, paper cutouts, claymation and stop-motion animation. Invent your own story and characters and watch them come to life with a few moves. Voice-overs, music composition and sound effects can be added too. This program is ideal for students to be able to learn 21st Century skills in cooperation, creativity, and collaboration.

Virtual Option Available - Participants need wifi, smart phone and/or tablet 

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

12

Grade Levels

3-12

Experimental Video

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Aurora Picture Show

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Experimental video blends visual and cinematic arts to create a moving image that is expressive of an idea, thought our emotion in a non-traditional way. Students will be encouraged to be creative and playful with their projects as they explore color, movement, light and sound in non-linear structures. Students explore the possibilities of the moving image through watching films from the Aurora library, learning from professionals, and working on their own projects. This hands-on class will feature different non-traditional filmmaking techniques such as light painting, green screening, stop-motion animation, time-lapse and others.

Virtual Option Available - Participants need wifi, smart phone and/or tablet 

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

12

Grade Levels

5-12

Reel Time Stories

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Aurora Picture Show

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Participants will create meaningful documentaries exploring social, political or personal issues as they discover what is important to them. Working in groups of 2-3, youth have the opportunity to raise their awareness and effect change by producing a short film that expresses a point of view about the issues they care most about. This hands-on experience on such topics as violence, health care, and the environment helps participants address the issues that are relevant to their lives and also demonstrates the power of the media as a tool for social change. Films can be personal or political, serious or funny.

Virtual Option Available - Participants need wifi, smart phone and/or tablet 

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

12

Grade Levels

6-12

Framing Imagination

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

FotoFest 

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Through a combination of photography, creative writing, and social emotional learning, students will spark their imagination and create a positive environment for personal visual and written expression. Workshops and/or residencies are structured around four themes: Self, Home, Community and Dreams. A FotoFest teaching artist will teach students camera and photography principles, including composition, framing, and the elements of photography. Students will also engage in visual literacy, learning how to “read” and analyze photographs and expand their descriptive language and inference making skills. The teaching artist will guide students in creating a final project incorporating their own images and text through the themes explored. These projects are exhibited annually at FotoFinish, the professional exhibition of student artwork and writing held each May. FotoFest’s Literacy Through Photography curriculum is TEKS aligned with both ELA and Fine Arts and custom tailored arts integrated programming for a variety of core curricular subjects can be designed for any student group.

Virtual Option Available 

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

3-12

Phone: 713.520.9264

Office: 4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 230, Houston, TX 77027

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