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Minervamation Animation Camp July 13 through 17 at the Clark
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- At the “MinervaMation” Animation Camp, a five-day workshop at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, students have the opportunity to create an original short animated film. At the camp, which runs daily July 13 through 17 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, eight- to twelve-year-olds will be transfigured from passive audience members into active artists. Their inventive effort will hit the big screen in the auditorium during the Clark’s Family Day on August 2. Registration is $250 per student ($225 for Clark members). Limited to 15 students. For more information or to register call 413-458-0524.

Under the direction of Kathy O’Mara, founder of Minerva Stage, “MinervaMation” campers will create an animated short film inspired by the exhibition Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence. Students will explore every stage of the creation process, from storyboarding and sequencing to creating flipbooks and igniting the spark of animation. Students will also enjoy activities on the Clark’s beautiful grounds.

The exhibition Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influences explores the artistic dialogue between two influential American artists, Arthur Dove and Georgia O’Keeffe. Their shared abstract aesthetic and desire to communicate a direct connection to nature helped shape American modern art. Abstract artwork uses color, shape, and texture to represent emotions and senses rather than concrete objects. “MinervaMation” campers will discover the art of animation using Dove and O’Keeffe’s aesthetic approach.


Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute | Kathy O’Mara | Minerva Stage | Arthur Dove | Georgia O’Keeffe |




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