Digital Media for Teens

Teens, ages 13-18, can earn digital badges while exploring the art of animation and film with artist-in-residence, Jude Shingle. Each two week block meets Tuesday-Thursday, 3-5:30 pm, in the Hoyt's Digital Media Lab.

Doors Open at 3:00 for snacks, labwork and homework. Instruction begins at 4 pm. Classes are limited to 12 students, so register early!


2D Computer Animation, March 6-15, $25
Create a short animation learning the basics of computer animation and motion tweening. 
Skill Building: Animate & Illustrator CC
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Motion Capture Animation, March 20-29, $25
Create a puppet (character) that will follow the movements of your body as well as fun animations to use animated films or YouTube videos.
Skill Building: Adobe Character & Illustrator CC
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Movie Special Effects, April 3-12, $25
Create realistic movie special effects like teleportation, explosion and flying.
Skill Building: After Effects & Premiere CC
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YouTube Intros & Outros, April 17-26, $25
Create an intro or outro for your YouTube channel.
Skill Building: After Effects CC
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Artist-in-Residence: Jude Shingle

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Jude Shingle is an award winning arts educator, filmmaker, and illustrator living in Erie, PA. His many artistic interests are guided by his strong ability to tell stories and his passion for empowering youth to create and inspire. He currently works with the Erie Art Museum and Box of Light Studios, and is a rostered artist with the PA Council on the Arts and Early Learning Fellow with the Fred Rogers Center. Jude also co-teaches residencies in STEAM with artist Annie Schmitt through their business, Awesome Dinosaur. 


The Arts in Education Partnership is a program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.  State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  The Arts in Education Partnership is administered in this region by Erie Arts & Culture.