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Summer Camps

Animation Creation Summer Camp

Animation Creation is a week-long day camp for students in middle school and high school (grades 7-12.) Students will use facilities in the Department of Art and work with professional artists to develop their creativity. The day camp is divided into morning and afternoon sessions. In the morning, they make animations in the computer lab, and in the afternoon, students focus on drawing skills  . Students will learn the principles of animation and will experiment with various digital and hands-on techniques in the creation of 2D animation. All the tools and supplies will be provided.

For more information about Department of Art Summer Camps contact Jamie Arlt

Check back after March 15, 2021 for Info about 2021 Camps

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Art Educators' Summer Studio Intensive

The 2020 SHSU Art Educators' Summer Studio Intensive, from Sunday, June 28th through Thursday, July 2nd, offers a unique opportunity for art educators to nurture and feed their inner artist. The retreat style workshop aims to re-energize educators in their own creative practice while introducing ideas, materials, and inspiration to take back to their classrooms. The intensive will be led by Cynthia Reid and Edie Wells, Department of Art faculty at Sam Houston State University.

Participants will stay on campus and all lunches are provided. Participants are on their own for dinners; suggestions will be provided for Huntsville restaurants. All materials will be provided, and extended hours for access to campus studio space will be available.

Each day will feature an introduction to a particular medium, with demonstrations of specific techniques, projects, and ideas for further exploration that can be used by the teacher as artist, as well as with students. A notebook of hand outs, lesson plans, resources, and supplementary materials will be provided. Both 2D and 3D projects will be featured. Writing activities, guest speakers, videos, and artist presentations will supplement the studio activities, as well as tours of some of Huntsville’s most interesting places.

There will be ample opportunities to share ideas with like-minded professionals, and keep the dialogue going through social media once the workshop has ended. The week will culminate with an exhibit of the work of the participants attended by the public.  This workshop is suitable for art teachers of all levels and in all situations.

Check back after March 15, 2021 for Info on Summer 2021 Camps

For more information about Department of Art Summer Camps contact Jamie Arlt.