Aurora Picture Show Workshops

I joined film arts nonprofit Aurora Picture Show’s roster of media art educators in 2014, and have worked with them on many animation-focused youth workshops, residencies, and pop-up events.

 

MD Anderson Cancer Center Arts In Medicine

Animation Residency, 2016

  • Develop curriculum and teach animation techniques to pediatric cancer patients and their families at a weekly workshop.
  • Facilitate the production of “Postcards from Space”, a large-scale, collaborative animated science fiction film with interactive elements, written by children and teens.

Making Movies With Animation

Artist Residency, Wesley Community Center, 2016

  • Developed curriculum and taught animation history and paper-based, hand-drawn and cut-out animation techniques to 4th and 5th graders in Houston, TX.
  • Created four narrative and one abstract experimental animated shorts.

Making Movies With Animation

Artist Residency, Reynolds Elementary, 2015

  • Led classroom of 15 students aged 8 to 11 in creating seven animated shorts and a small music library for their own use.
  • Projects went on to screen at 10+ festivals, including the 2015 LA International Children’s Film Festival, at LACMA.

Stop-Motion in the Classroom

Professional Development Workshop, 2015

  • Taught iPad-based stop-motion production workflow to elementary school teachers looking to incorporate paper cut-out animation into their lesson plans
  • Developed original curriculum in collaboration with Aurora Education Director, Camilo Gonzalez

Exhibition mentorship

Roberts Elementary, 2015

  • Taught iPad-based stop-motion and whiteboard animation techniques to elementary students
  • Guided student groups through production process for social issue-based PSAs and presentations that incorporated their own animations

Aurora Mobile Media Literacy

Pop-Up Animation Event, 2015 – present

Co-lead on-site, art therapy-oriented, DIY animation and flipbook-making instruction events at Texas Children’s Hospital, MD Anderson, and various pop-ups.

Youth Filmmaking Bootcamps

Summer Workshops, 2014 – 2015

Taught media literacy and digital video production.

Winter Animation Camp

Winter Workshop, 2014

Taught stop-motion and cut-out animation techniques, Dragonframe, Final Cut Pro.