Digital art is quickly gaining popularity over traditional forms due to the fact that it's easily disseminated, less messy than body paint, and gives robots a much-needed emotional outlet. Encourage electronic art with today’s Groupon: for $85, you get one month of weekly 90 minute classes, plus the registration fee and supplies, at Fun With Media in Mountain View (a $170 value). Students can attend any class on the schedule appropriate for their grade level. Kids also receive a 2 GB memory stick and a Fun With Media T-shirt. The value of this Groupon can be applied toward summer camps for artists entering grades five through nine (half-day camps are $350 per week).
Recently featured in the Los Altos Town Crier, Fun With Media's three intrepid instructors translate their passion for pixels into hands-on digital-art classes for kids 8 (third grade) and up, transforming them from passive perusers to dynamic designers in the digital media world. Using their own experiences and interests as a foundation, multimedia-curious moppets master photo, art, animation, and movie-making software, expressing themselves without thrusting the opinions of paint-covered hands onto a newly upholstered couch.
The after-school, 90-minute Media Sampler classes focus on a different technique every few weeks, with upcoming topics including 2-D animation and stick-figure animation, using Stykz and Animation-ish. Instructors oversee each stage of project creation, from pre-planning and storyboarding to finished product, resulting in work that kids can take home and proudly post on parents’ Facebook walls. Additional courses like comic drawing, digital art, and macro photography will be added once current classes end, and summer camp will offers classes like movie making, animation, cartooning and digital art, and digital photography.
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