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Box of Light Digital Arts Camps

June 25 - August 5


Register Youngsters by July 1 for Box of Light Digital Arts Camps Monday, July 25 through Friday, August 5; All are Free! 

From Monday, July 25 through Friday, Aug. 5, Rand Whipple of the Box Of Light Digital Arts Studio is presenting two weeks of free digital arts, animation and film camps at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Youngsters are invited to join Whipple to learn about stop motion animation, green screen film, robotics, digital books, and more. All four camps are free for children from any community in Tioga County and surrounding areas thanks to generous support from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Northern Tier Partners for the Arts and the Deerfield Charitable Trust. The deadline to register for one or more of the four free camps is Friday, July 1. Only 15 youngsters can sign up for each camp but can choose to register for more than one. To register, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220. The Digital Arts Camp is for children ages 8 to 12. It offers a different challenge every day, from 9am to 11am Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. “We’ll cover claymation, green screen, film, digital books, and robotics,” Whipple said. “The kids will sculpt, build, film and program. This camp will give them a taste of Digital Arts. One of these processes could be their future career.” The Stop Action Animation Camp is one of Box Of Light’s most popular. It is an extremely ‘ hands-on class that mixes art, film, and computers. Move over Tim Burton, there are some new filmmakers on their way. Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29 from 12pm to 2pm, Whipple will show youngsters ages 8 to 12 how to make the inanimate world come to life as clay, paper, paint, and even bottle tops get up and move across the newly created landscape. Using stop action animation techniques, participants will produce animated movies, add sound and credits that will live online on his studio’s website. The Lego Maniacs Camp is for kids ages 6 to 8 and will be from 9:30am. to 11am Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 5. It is absolutely fun and cool. Four days of the five-day camp will be focused on Lego animation, perfect for youngsters who love Legos. Working in teams of three, the young participants will plan, build and then film a stop motion animation using Lego mini figs and Lego brick sets. Once the animation is complete, these young filmmakers will learn how to add sound, titles, and the all-important credits for their own Lego creation. There will also be one glorious day of building and programming robots using the Lego Mindstorms System. The Zombie Film Camp is for children, ages 9 to 12. It will be on Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 5 from 12pm to 2pm. The youngsters will learn how to frame a shot, act for the camera, structure a dramatic or comic scene, edit video, lay in sound effects, and even create a simple musical score. This is a chance for them to release their inner zombie and spend a little quality as the undead. The camps will end with a Film Screening Festival on Friday, Aug 5 from 5pm to 7pm. The young filmmakers can invite their friends and families to a special screening on the last day of camp. They’ll walk the red carpet, pose for the paparazzi and enjoy films from all the campers in the Grand Community Room at the Deane Center. Whipple is also offering Using Stop Motion Animation in the Classroom, a Free Workshop For School Teachers. “Stop Motion animation is a great, team-building activity for students,” Whipple said. “It can be used to support the curriculum, understand the dramatic structure and develop writing skills and social skills. He will introduce teachers to the best apps, equipment, and ways to use stop animation with their students whether iPads, Chromebooks, or Android tablets are used in the classroom. This workshop is a hands-on experience. Teachers will create their own short film as they learn the animation process. To sign up for this workshop or to find out more information, teachers should contact Rand Whipple directly at 570-764-3288.FMI:

Call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 for more information.


June 25
August 5


Deane Center for the Performing Arts
104 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901 United States
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