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SUMMER ART CAMP 2013
WEEK 1 (JULY 8-12):
THEATRE & MASK-MAKING for Ages 10-14
Are you theatrically inclined? Do you love telling stories & playing characters? Here’s your chance to create your own unique mask, costume & character – and help create an original new play! Join theatre-maker Bessie Wapp and artist Fiona Brown for an exciting week of mask-making, costume design, theatre games, character development and collaborative play creation. The week culminates in a Friday performance for family and friends.
Instructors: Bessie Wapp & Fiona Brown
WEEK 2 (JULY 15-19):
STOP MOTION ANIMATION CAMP for Ages 9-15
9am – noon Ages 9-11
2 – 5pm Ages 12-15
Oxygen Art Centre has pulled out all the stops to bring you Suez Holland and her extensive skills as an animator and teacher. With 7 years experience working with groups of young students at The Gulf Island Film and TV School, Suez offers quick hands-on creativity. Learn how to magically move paper cut-outs frame-by-frame and turn your sequence into a movie clip. Take your character development and animation skills to the next level.
Suez trained as an illustrator/cartoonist at Academie des Beaux Arts de Liege, then went on to get a degree in Animation at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Following that, she honed her animation skills even further with Video Compositing Courses at Vancouver Film School. Her animation career features work on ‘I, Robot’, ‘Stargate’, and ‘Blades of Glory’, as well as concert video design for musicians such as ‘Mix Master Mike’, ‘Beats Antique’, and ‘Mother Mother’.
Day 1 – Introduction to animation and techniques for capturing frame-by-frame
Day 2 – Story boarding, character development and paper cut-out puppet making
Day 3 – Production of animated exercises
Day 4 – Production of animated clips
Day 5 – Production of animated clips and screening *family and friends are invited to come half an hour before the end of camp for a screening of work produced
Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St (enter from the back alley way)
SPRING BREAK ART CAMP REVIEW
Last Spring we developed a different format for Art Camp where teachers proposed to work with students on projects over the duration of the camp, culminating in a performance or screening on the last day of camp. Camp was a great success and we are excited to be able to share with you some of the wonderful work produced as a result of these camps, and to announce our line up for Summer Art Camp 2013!
Puppet Show Camp brought joy to the heart! One parent reported that her son literally leapt out of bed in the mornings, in eagerness to come to Camp each day! Chelsey Freyta and Laura Hyde will be offering Puppet Show camp again next Spring Break. Thanks to Natasha Smith for sending in her phone video of the performance, you can see it on Oxygen’s new Youtube channel at: http://youtu.be/kajAThKCriI
Oxygen Art Centre has made an Art Camp channel on Youtube to exhibit all of the amazing animations produced by students aged 9 – 15, at the Spring Break Stop Motion Animation Camps in Nelson and 1-Day Workshops on the East shore. Check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/user/OxygenArtCentreCamps
Student’s animations are posted individually and on group reels:
Camp – Ages 9-11: http://youtu.be/8wgMIxZF5Oc
Camp – Ages 12-15: http://youtu.be/aYyRzhHKkDI
1 day Workshops – Ages 9-15: http://youtu.be/P0kWxa_8GDI
We are thrilled to announce that Stop Motion Animation camp for Ages 9-15 will be offered again this summer during the week of July 15 – 19, 2013!
Theatre & Mask-making for ages 10-14 with Bessie Wapp and Fiona Brown, will be offered again this summer too! Below are photographs of the amazing characters developed for the performance of “The Mystery of the Mud Loving Princess” by the students of Spring Break Art Camp’s Theatre & Mask-making camp. You may have caught a glimpse of the student’s work already on the front page of Nelson Star on March 22nd! (http://www.nelsonstar.com/eeditions/?iid=i20130322070759518)
Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges support for its Children and Youth Programming from; Government of British Columbia through Community Gaming grants, Columbia Basin Trust through Community Initiatives for City of Nelson and Area A, and Nelson and District Credit Union. Special thanks to Crawford Bay School for hosting our Animation Workshops last Spring and to Osprey Community Foundation for support of our online registration systems.
Suez trained as an illustrator/cartoonist at Academie des Beaux Arts de Liege, then went on to get a degree in Animation at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Following that, she honed her animation skills even further with Video Compositing Courses at Vancouver Film School. Her animation career features work on ‘I, Robot’, ‘Stargate’, and ‘Blades of Glory’, as well as concert video design for musicians such as ‘U2’, ‘Mix Master Mike’, ‘Beats Antique’, and ‘Mother Mother’.
Bessie Wapp is a theatre maker, musician, and educator. Bessie was based in Vancouver for 20+ years where she was a core member of two performing ensembles: stilt-dance theatre company Mortal Coil and Eastern European music sextet Zeellia. With these groups Bessie performed throughout North America and in Europe, including New York City’s Lincoln Centre and Zagreb, Crotia’s, DanceWeek Festival.
In 2006 Bessie co-founded Twin Fish Theatre in Nelson, and with the company co-created Hello, I Must Be Going and Loco Phantasmo, two works inspired by stories in her family history.
Local musical theatre and opera roles Bessie has performed include Pontius Pilate (Jesus Christ Superstar, 2012), Hekate (KHAOS, 2012), and Orpheus (Orpheus & Eurydice, 2008).
Bessie plays with local music groups The Bessie Wapp Quartet, Bessie & the Back Eddies (2012 Kootenay Music Award: Best Roots/Blues), Adham Shaikh & the Outworld Orkestra, and Oxygen Orkestar.
Bessie enjoys teaching theatre & music privately & with groups.
Fiona Brown is a clay artist and certified BC teacher whose passion for travel, books, and nature has drawn her to explore the world through mixed-media art-making. She has a BA and BEd from UBC and a DFA from the Kootenay School of the Arts. Before moving from Vancouver to Nelson 15 years ago, she lived and taught in France, Spain, Guatemala, and the Czech Republic. Locally, she has taught art in schools, small group settings, and privately out of her home-based studio. Her own work involves functional and relief clay work, a series of 100 hand-made books, plaster and papier-mache masks, found-object art, low-tech prints, woodwork, and jewellery. Her clay work can be seen at fionabrown.ca. Fiona enjoys collaborating with other artists and is excited and inspired to teach a new course at Oxygen with the amazing Bessie Wapp.
Program Director – Miriam Needoba
P: 250 352 6322 E: email@example.com
A note from Art Camp founder – Anita Levesque
Art is essential. It connects us and brings great joy to our lives. By making and creating, we become problem solvers, exercising both sides of our brains. It is a celebration of beauty, a mode to express what is deep within, and a tool to better understand our place in the world.
That which is most essential is often overlooked and taken for granted. The arts are under represented in our schools and communities today. Understanding the importance of art education for our children and youth has been the core inspiration behind our children’s art programming over the past three years. It is with great joy that we see this program growing and becoming a consistent and reliable way for parents to enrich their child’s lives through art.
Thank you to all of you that have been a part of this journey, so far. We look forward to seeing even more smiles and excitement on children’s and parent’s faces as our program develops.
Anita Levesque, on behalf of Oxygen Art Centre
Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support in the development of it online registration capabilities from:
Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of its Community and Youth Education Programming from:
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