A Curious Summer: Stop/Motion

Event Details

Monday, July 12, 2010
9:00 AM

A Curious Summer: Stop/Motion

July 12-23
ages 10 and up
This two-week workshop will be an odyssey through light, time, and image. On our first day, we’ll turn the Studio into a giant camera, and begin to experiment with high-speed photography and long exposures. We’ll go on photography expeditions and uncover secrets of the city. We’ll explore “persistence of vision” – the illusion that makes us perceive motion from a series of still images – by playing with thaumatropes, zoetropes and praxinoscopes. Each day we’ll watch and discuss rare and amazing animated short films. By the second week, we’ll be under way directing our own stop motion masterpieces. Drop off/pick up at the Studio for Urban Projects.

A Curious Summer is a series of one-of-a-kind workshops driven by the curiosity of your child. We aim to induce wonder and spark enthusiasm for the everyday world around us. We consider play, the mysterious work of the child, to be an advanced and sophisticated endeavor, profoundly central to a child’s individual development and theories about the world. A Curious Summer workshops encourage discovery through free play, tinkering, and imagination.

Each week we will undertake a unique project. At the end of the week kids will share their experience with family and friends in a reception that showcases their discoveries.
On some weeks we will use the Studio for Urban Projects storefront as our home base, turning it into a laboratory and point of departure for urban excursions. Other weeks we will meet at locations around the city.

For more information about A Curious Summer, please visit acurious.org, contact us at info@acurious.org, or by phone at 415.627.7966.

A Curious Summer is conceived by Bryan Welch and Marina McDougall. Each week will be led by Bryan Welch along with special guests.