At Towson University in January 2015, Diane Kuthy (Department of Art and Design, Art History and Art Education) and Lynn Tomlinson (Department of Electronic Media and Film) will be running a two-day arts integration workshop. The workshop will involve Baltimore area art and English teachers as well as Art Education and Electronic Media and Film students. Teachers will receive an iPod and training on creating animations; teachers will then return and incorporate cinematography lessons in their respective classrooms. The lessons will revolve around the theme of ‘imaginary worlds’, tied to Baltimore-wide community events relating to the book, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin. The movies created by the various students will be showcased May 16th, from 1-2:30pm at the Creative Alliance Theater. The workshop and event are funded by the Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. More on The Big Read in Baltimore can be found here: http://libraries.towson.edu/big-read
This blog was created to can serve as a place to share ideas and showcase the animated imaginary worlds that are sparked by this workshop.