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.

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

3-8

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.

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

8

Grade Levels

6-12

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.

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

8

Grade Levels

6-12

Digital Filmmaking

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Echo Film School

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The program guides students through the writing, producing, shooting and editing of a complete short film (mini-documentary or narrative). The program culminates in the submission of a short film into a suitable local/national film festival. It emphasizes hands-on, learning by doing, and sessions are designed to progress students, working in teams, through the writing, production, shooting and editing of their film, ready for public screening. Min. Program Length: 8 hours

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

25

Grade Levels

6-12

Making Movies with Animation

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Echo Film School

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These workshops give students a complete introduction to all aspects of the filmmaking process from pre-production to post. The workshops are designed to build on one another (but can also be offered as stand alone, one off events). They emphasize practical, hands-on activities which allow students to practice their skills.

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

25

Grade Levels

7-12

Phone: 713.520.9264

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

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