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SOCA High School Workshop - Spring 2019

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University of Saint Francis

2701 Spring Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46808

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Join us for the Spring 2019 High School Workshop at the USF School of Creative Arts!

Students will participate in one of eight workshops (space is limited in each workshop). Teachers are also invited to join us for their own workshop series, awarding Professional Growth Points. Descriptions listed below!

STUDENT WORKSHOPS

-Stop Motion Animation: Stop-motion has found its way back into the limelight of feature animation production. Companies such as Laika and Aardman are making strides to solidify the importance of the medium in the entertainment industry. Students will be introduced to armature design and to software such as DragonFrame.

-3D Video Game Design: Video Game Design is one of the most exciting and growing art industries today, giving college graduates the opportunity to animate, model, rig and design for video games. This workshop will look at the video game industry and how 3D modeling and animation work with it. Students will look at anything from texturing, modeling, and animation.

-Get a Grasp on Sculpting "Hands": Learn how to sculpt hands in this step by step workshop. The variety & complexity of human expression that can be revealed in hands makes them an excellent subject matter to sculpt. Additionally, sculpting the human hand offers a 3-D understanding which can later translate to greater capacity to draw this seemingly complicated form. All supplies will be included.

-Drawing: Whether students are interested in studio fine art, concept design for gaming, or comics and graphic novels, knowing how to draw is an essential skill for creative communication. In this workshop, students will experience a fast-paced introduction to drawing at a professional level. Fundamental drawing techniques will be demonstrated and practiced. All materials are provided. (This course is ideal for students with limited or no experience drawing from direct observation)

-Figure Drawing: Drawing a live figure model from direct observation continues to be an important practice for artists throughout the centuries. This workshop introduces some of the foundational strategies artists use to capture an accurate and expressive depiction of the human form. A clothed figure model will be present for this session and all materials are provided. (This course is ideal for students with at least moderate drawing experience)

-Music Technology: Spend the day experiencing the new University of Saint Francis Music Technology Center. Students will work in state-of-the-art recording studios where they will experience the entire process of recording and mixing a song. Students will learn about basic recording techniques and music production using Avid’s Pro Tools and Apple’s Logic Pro X recording software. All students will get hands-on experience with our Neve recording console. Students are welcome to bring their original song ideas, lyrics and instruments with them. A selection of drums, guitars, amplifiers and keyboards will be available at the Music Technology Center. Multiple studios and edit/ mix suites are also available to students during the workshops.

-Ceramics: This hands-on class gives students an opportunity to learn new clay working techniques. Participate in both hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Students will be able to complete one or more projects to take back and fire. Students should bring boxes to store their ceramic work.

-Illustration: Traditional illustration is back and in a big way. A vast amount of creative work being produced in ad agencies and design shops around the world are utilizing illustration in their client’s work. This workshop will allow students to experiment with various media on paper in the traditional genre. Students may choose their favorite medium with reference materials and supplies provided.


TEACHER WORKSHOPS

Visual Arts Teacher Workshop - Pressure Printing: Participants will discover a variety of both hand and press printing techniques using mat-board stencils. Stencil carving, color mixing, press and hand-printing will all be demonstrated, making this an ideal class for those new to printmaking. (6 PGP points) Presenter: Monika Meler, SOCA Director of Graduate Studies in Studio Art (MFA / MA)

Music Technology Teacher Workshop: High school music educators are invited to learn about how to integrate music technology into their own classes and curriculum. Participants help to guide the workshop as we cover a wide range of topics and answer questions. Some of the topics and questions in the past have included; audio workstations (DAWs), recording choirs and ensembles, Pro Tools software, PBL techniques for music technology, and music apps for tablets. Indiana Professional Growth Points and continuing education credit available to attendees. Multiple studios and edit/mix suites are available to provide access to educators during the workshops. 5 PGP points offered.


For more information about any of these sessions, please contact contact Molly McGowan (SOCA School Coordinator) at 260-399-8064, or mmcgowan@sf.edu.

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