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Summer Youth Creatives

Squeaky Wheel’s award winning youth programs are a perfect addition to your young creatives summer experience. Give them the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and access to 21st Century skills and tools that empower them to own their mediated space.

See below for the current schedule.  Space is limited so make sure to sign up today!

Classes serve ages 10 – 17. If you have any questions, give us a call at the number below.

Registration must occur at least three days prior to the start date of workshop. Cancelations must take place one week before to receive a refund. No walk-ins accepted.

While our website is under construction, please register via phone (716) 884-7172 or contact alex@squeaky.org


Limited scholarships are available to students. Please contact kevin@squeaky.org for more information.


For a full day of fun, check out CEPA Gallery’s Summer Art Programs.


Schedule


 

Art & Circuits

July 10th – 14th (Mon – Fri 9am-12pm)

 

This workshop will explore the hands on technical side of media art by exposing students to basic circuitry and how it controls

digital devices. Students will create interactive media art experiences using hands on learning with circuitry and everyday objects.

Combining programming logic and creative problem solving students will create numerous experiences that allow them to control

how they interact with digital technology. From controlling video games to digital instruments students will reimagine how they

think about digital technology.


 

Video Art

July 10th – 14th (Mon – Fri 1-4pm)

 

Using the suite of apps from Signal Culture, students will be introduced to the processing of video as a visual object. Students

will learn to use the live video processing apps and editing suites to piece together beautiful and creative works. This is a great

course for any level of experience and a wonderful way to be introduced to video editing.


 

Stop Frame Animation

July 17th – 21st (Mon – Fri 9am-12pm)

 

Animation is one of the oldest media arts and is just as prevalent today as it was in the past. This class will teach the history and

art of stop-frame animation. Students will learn the magic behind all the tricks of this process and produce their own short animation.

They will be introduced to video editing and foley sound production to bring their creations to life.


 

Experimental Sound

July 17th – 21st (Mon – Fri 1-4pm)

This class will explore the art of audio production. Students will learn about the tools and techniques for proper sound recording.

Using audio editing software they will learn the processes that allow them control over this medium. Through sonic tours students

will collect field recordings and use them to create sonic landscapes that alter the perception of the listener and give them a different

understanding of the city. These are the same techniques and tricks used by podcasts and radio stories.


 

Digital Collage

July 24th – 28th (Mon – Fri 9am-12pm)

 

This workshop will explore the history and impact of collage on the art world and social justice. Using a mix of both Photoshop

and Final Cut Pro X, students will learn to create and animate digital collages that explore topics that they want to make a statement

about. This course focuses on post-production and animation and will be a benefit to anyone interested in animation or media arts.


 

Documentary Filmmaking

July 24th – 28th (Mon – Fri 1-4pm)

 

In this workshop students will learn the art of storytelling in the form of a documentary film. Students will be introduced to both

the concepts and skill sets involved in crafting an informational and creative documentary. The class will explore a local institution

through interviews and visits that will culminate in a short film.


 

Art & Design

July 31st – August 4th (Mon – Fri 9am-12pm)

 

This workshop will explore the history and techniques graphic design has played in our social landscape. Students will be

introduced to industry standard software Photoshop and Illustrator. With these limitless tools students will learn to create posters

and typography as a form of self expression.


 

Social VR

July 31st – August 4th (Mon – Fri 1-4pm)

 

This workshop will introduce students to 360° video production and virtual reality augmentation. Students will work with 360° video cameras

and explore the history of Canal Side in downtown Buffalo. They will then edit and use software to augment the short films into their

own virtual experiences.