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teenArts fusion 2006

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teenArts fusion workshops 2005
teenArts fusion 2006
June 1, 2006–Aug 11, 2006
At these summer workshops teens can get creative with practicing artists, experiment with cutting-edge technology, and develop their own ideas and expressions. Sorry, all 2006 workshops are currently full.

Keep reading for complete course descriptions and schedule.

TeenArts fusion workshops are presented by the Wexner Center in collaboration with College of the Arts, The Ohio State University.

price per program per week
$65 general public
$55 members

Registration fees are per student per week and include materials and equipment. Scholarships available (see below). For more information on scholarships please call the education info line at (614) 292-6493. (Please note: All workshops are currently full.

personal documentary
JULY 10–21 | 1–4 PM
two-week workshop

What is your story? Experiment with the forms of personal documentary by creating, viewing, and discussing short works with video artist Liv Gjestvang. We'll work on developing your creative voice through camera work, editing, sound, and use of narration.

cyber art
JULY 24–28 | 1–4 PM

Have you ever wanted to create art that really interacts with people? Would you like to present your work to a global audience? New media artist Fran Kalal will present such applications as Dreamweaver and Flash and show you how you can immerse participants in a piece that responds to their actions and reactions.

the songwriter's method
JULY 24–28 | 1–4 PM

How do pop songwriters write lyrics that are so catchy? How do hip-hop MCs develop their mind-bending rhymes? Find out, as hip-hop artist Tony (Envelope) Collinger works with you to master language and create lyrics for songs that grab listeners, no matter what kind of music you're into. You'll bring your own perspective to this workshop and write your own material, whether persuasive, emotional, intense, or plain goofy.

JULY 24–28 | 9 AM–12 PM (new section!) OR
JULY 24–28 | 1–4 PM

Explore alternative animation techniques that bring real (and not so real) objects to life. In this workshop led by artist Cara King, we'll work together to tell stories through the use of pixilation and claymation. You'll learn essential moviemaking skills including how to develop ideas through storyboarding and the fundamentals of digital editing. No experience necessary.

photo mentality
JULY 31–AUGUST 4 | 1–4 PM

Explore your creativity through digital photography and editing with artist Chet Hay. Using a sketchbook to record dreams, memories, and ideas, you'll develop ideas as artists often do--straight from the unconscious! Opportunities to incorporate personal experiences combine with the technical challenges of using digital media to produce images.

graphic stories
AUGUST 7–11 | 1–4 PM

Do you enjoy comics, cartoons, and graphic novels? Are you intrigued by language and storytelling? Join Amy Neiwirth, a visual artist and art educator, to investigate narrative, time, and character while you create your own graphic novel. You'll work on everything from preliminary plot outlines to the final inking of your artwork. All skill levels are welcome!


A limited number of scholarships are available for families requiring financial assistance. Call (614) 292-6493 or e-mail for more information about scholarships.

Unless otherwise noted, classes meet at the Wexner Center or nearby on the Ohio State campus. Registrants will receive a confirmation letter with the specific location(s) for the workshop(s) and drop-off point(s) for the participant(s). Studio space for teenArts fusion workshops is generously donated by Ohio State's Department of Art, Department of Theatre, Department of Dance, Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, and the Digital Media Project of the Department of English.

Changes and Cancellations
Dates and times are subject to change. The Wexner Center reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment without incurring obligations. If a class is cancelled, you may transfer to another class or request a full tuition refund. If you withdraw from a summer workshop up to seven days before the event, you will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after that time.

The "audio odyssey," "groove dance," and "poetic performance" workshops announced in our original brochure have been canceled.

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