Digital Arts and Technology Access Program

DATA is a media arts and technology program designed for individuals on the Autism Spectrum ages 13-19. A series of weekly winter and spring workshops will build up different creative and social skills. These workshops will culminate in a summer intensive on Villa Maria’s campus. All workshops utilize hands-on project focused learning with achievable modular goals for each meeting. Students will learn a large range of media-based practices that will suit all interests in technology and art.

 

There is a registration fee of $50 for participants.

Scholarships are available. Email kevin@squeaky.org for more information.


Spring workshops

Spring workshops take place at The Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology, 1221 Main St. Buffalo, NY

Sound Engineering: February 29–March 21

10 am–1 pm

$50 Registration Fee

From beats to broadcast, sound plays an important part in all forms of media. In this workshop, students will explore audio production and learn fun new ways to construct and create unique soundscapes and stories. Using podcasts as a model students will work with found and recorded audio to make a creative take on their experience.

 

Animation: March 28–April 18

10 am–1 pm

$50 Registration Fee

Animation is the oldest form of media art. In this creative workshop, students will explore different forms of traditional and digital animation. From stop-frame to Adobe’s Character Animator. Students will create short projects that explore different aspects of their experience.


Movie Production: April 25–May 16

10 am–1 pm

$50 Registration Fee

Lights, Camera, ACTION! This workshop will teach students how to plan, set up and shoot short format narrative videos. Students will learn to use manual cameras, audio equipment, and video editing. The class will culminate in students creating a short biography from their perspective.

 

Spring Registration


Summer workshops

Summer program takes place at the Villa Maria College, 240 Pine Ridge Rd, Buffalo, NY

Summer Program: August 17–August 21

10 am–3 pm

$100 Registration Fee

Lights, Camera, ACTION! This workshop will teach students how to plan, set up and shoot short format narrative videos. Students will learn to use manual cameras, audio equipment, and video editing. The class will culminate in students creating a short biography from their perspective.

 

Summer Registration is not open


 

DATA is made possible with support from: