Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Walt Disney Family Museum Kids Summer Camp

The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco has announced their 2011 Discovery Summer Camp program. These 1-2 week classes introduce children and teens to animation, film making and the performing arts. Programs are taught by museum staff and local artistic professionals. Why wasn't this around when I was a kid?

Jamboree Players
2 weeks: June 27 - July 8 (no class on July 4), 9:00am – 4:00pm
Ages: 8-11
Join the jamboree! How would you like to learn and perform show-stopping numbers just like your favorite Mouseketeers? In this theater arts camp you will get the chance to dance, create your own acting scenes, and just have some fun! Showcase your talents in a variety-style performance on the last day of camp! No experience necessary.

Pencilmation: 2-D Hand Drawn Animation
2 weeks: June 27 - July 8 (no class on July 4), 9:00am – 4:00pm
Ages: 14- 17
Create your own animation! This 2 week camp will provide the traditional tools and knowledge needed to produce an animated short movie. Be inspired by guest animators, and exclusive screenings in our theater as you learn the hand-drawn animation that used by Walt’s award-winning team. Learn storyboarding, character design and editing and also how to compile your movie to broadcast on the web or burn to DVD.

The Art of Illusioneering
1 Week: July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 11 – 13,
Ever find yourself wondering, “How did they DO that?!” This is your chance to understand some of the secrets behind classic special effects that are used in theme park rides and attractions. Together you and your team will design and create bizarre, mind-boggling illusions that will amaze your friends. Drawing on material from the Museum’s ten galleries, the art and media centers, and advice from an expert in the field, you’ll become a master of illusioneering!

1 Week: July 18- July 22, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Ages: 7- 11
Discover the many ways you can use animation as art and art as animation! Explore different ways to create animation and develop your artistic, creative ability. Have fun painting, sculpting, drawing and creating animation every day. Take home a portfolio and a DVD of your own animation.

Direct Your Own True Life Adventure
1 Week: July 25-29, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 11-13
Explore the fascinating world of documentary film. Using soundtrack, editing and state-of-the-art camera technology, this class will explore the Museum’s backyard- San Francisco’s amazing Presidio- as the subject for a film. You will capture the ever-evolving landscape, architecture, people and everyday hustle and bustle of this historic park. Get out your director’s hat and see what kind of filmmaker you can be!

Beyond the Funny Pages: Creating Comic Books
1 Week: July 25-29, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Ages: 7-11
Comics have been a part of American popular culture since the 1930s; now you can create your very own! Learn to tell a story through visual imagery and creative dialogue. Discover the art of storyboarding, illustrating emotional expressions, and the illusion of movement. Who will be your comic book hero?

Pre and Post Camp Care
8:00 am - 9:00 am, $25.00 per week
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, $40.00 per week
We will be offering Pre and Post Care for enrolled participants during the time of their selected camp. There will be a supervised general activity or free time.

Class descriptions provided by the Walt Disney Family Museum. For more information, please contact education@wdfmuseum.org.


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