Year-Round Workshops for Girls
TechARTS for Girls (est. 1999) is a community action project that encourages girls from the city of Buffalo and Erie County to receive an affordable hands-on education in computers, technology and media literacy for young women 10 – 16. Classes take place on Saturdays from 10am – 1pm.
For the current schedule, see below.
Registration must occur at least three days prior to the start date of workshop. Cancellations must take place one week before to receive a refund. No walk-ins accepted. Scholarships are available based on need.
While our website is under construction, please register via phone (716) 884-7172 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TechARTS for Girls has received generous support from Hodgson Russ LLP, Children’s Foundation of Erie County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY, Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation, and the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.
Tech Arts for Girls Fall 2018 Schedule
This seasons Tech Arts for Girls theme is FUTURE NOW. We will be exploring different concepts of what the future and technology mean in relation to each other and explore the possible ways we can envision ourselves in that space. By exploring different forms of media expression students will create projects using Video, 3D modeling and Animation to create speculative media works that explore our possible futures. All workshops take place on Saturdays 10am-1pm.
Our ability to express ourselves via protest and support our beliefs is a fundamental expression. This class will explore the history and visual language of protest signs and design. Students will use this knowledge to create and animate their own forms of protest signs of the future.
In this video based workshop, students will explore what their future will look like in 50 years. They will speculate about the world they will have and the people they will become and create video essays that explore this subject. Using a mix of production and editing techniques students will be able to envision a future they want to see themselves in.
In this Audio based workshop, young makers will explore the idea of a lost transmission sent into space and received many years later by people who are alive then. Using audio production and design students will make their own podcast style message in a bottle.