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teenArts fusion 2007

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teenArts fusion 2007

June 11, 2007–July 13, 2007

The Wexner Center's teenArts fusion workhops for ages 14–18 aren't your typical art camp... You'll work with practicing artists, experiment with cutting-edge technology, and develop your own ideas and expressions. In 2007, workshops take place in June and July. All workshops last one week, and meet from 1 to 4 PM (so you can sleep in).

Please note: registration is now closed for virtually all workshops. Keep reading for a complete schedule.


podcasting 101
JUNE 11–15 | 1–4 PM

Music fan? Storyteller? Internet geek? Join DJ and audio artist Julie Applegate for an exciting week of audio explorations when you can combine all the above. This fast-paced, exciting introductory class will teach you all the skills you need to develop, produce, and broadcast your own personal podcast. Using popular programs like Garage Band, Audacity, and iTunes, we'll brainstorm podcast topics, create our own theme songs, and begin broadcasting in iTunes. By the end of the week students will have produced their own podcast and will be able to download their program from iTunes. No prior recording, mixing, or podcast experience necessary.

graphic stories
JUNE 18–22 | 1–4 PM

Do you enjoy comics, cartoons, and graphic novels? Are you intrigued by language and storytelling? Join Amy Neiwirth, a visual artist and art educator, to investigate narrative, time, and character while you create your own graphic novel. You'll work on everything from preliminary plot outlines to the final inking of your artwork. All skill levels are welcome!

tiny architecture
JUNE 18–22| 1–4 PM

Learn the art of model-making in this introduction to contemporary architecture. Join David Bailey in exploring newly built structures around campus. Then return to the drafting table to solve fun design problems and use simple materials to construct small building prototypes.

robotic sculpture
JUNE 25–29 | 1–4 PM

Interested in making sculpture that moves? Experiment with various materials and basic robotics to create art that doesn't sit still. Artist John Lathram will lead you in adding a new dimension to 3D art: motion.

devices of illusion
JUNE 25–29 | 1–4 PM

Looking to put some pizzazz in your home movies? Tired of shooting the same old things? This workshop, taught by Cara King, lets you explore and experiment with gadgets and techniques that create inspiring and unusual images. We'll make equipment that led to the invention of the camera, learn about trick photography from the turn of the 20th century, create psychedelic imagery from mirrored surfaces, and make movies using all of it! (Experience with a camera and/or editing software is preferred, but not required.)

poster-sized design
JUNE 25–29 | 1–4 PM

How persuasive is your art? Learn the power of visual media in this quick introduction to poster design, a classic art form that combines impact with finesse. With artist Jared Neal, you'll explore famous and unusual posters from concerts, movies, and even propaganda. Then, you'll create your own poster-sized art using professional design software.

digital portraits
JULY 9–13 | 1–4 PM

We'll leave traditional photo portraiture behind as we explore experimental ways to capture and portray people in photographs. Work with artist Andrea Bertolo to reveal true identities in your self and others with this ever-evolving medium. You'll learn Adobe Photoshop trick, as well as new photographic techniques. No experience with photography is necessary.

unnatural landscapes
JULY 9–13 | 1–4 PM

Break out of the studio and investigate new possibilities for landscape painting behind! Working with artist Teresa Roberts, we'll take daily outdoor excursions (weather permitting) to discover the landscapes of the Ohio State campus and transform them into personal vistas using innovative painting techniques.

time motion
JULY 9–13 | 1–4 PM

Have you ever seen a surreal action or dance sequence in a movie and wondered, "How'd they do that?" Distort the laws of gravity, time, and space in this interdisciplinary video workshop led by dance/technology artist Jaclyn Thompson. You'll learn basic video production techniques and advanced camera work that will let you produce a variety of special effects. From brainstorming ideas, to creating physical performances, to editing the footage, you'll encounter new territories of videomaking in this hands-on class. No experience necessary.


More info
These workshop descriptions are only a glimpse of what can be expected! More information about each workshop is available by calling (614) 292-6493 or e-mailing Don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like more details.

Unless otherwise noted, classes meet at the Wexner Center or nearby on the Ohio State campus. Registrants will receive a confirmation letter with the specific location(s) for the workshop(s) and drop-off point(s) for the participant(s). Studio space is generously donated by Ohio State's Department of Art, Department of Art Education, Department of Theatre, Department of Dance, Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, and the Digital Media Project of the Department of English.

Changes and cancellations
Dates and times are subject to change. The Wexner Center reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment without incurring obligations. If a class is canceled, you may transfer to another class or request a full tuition refund. If you withdraw from a summer workshop up to seven days before the event, you will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after that time. (The "sculptural books" workshop announced in our printed brochure has been canceled.)

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Name of parent/guardian
Member no. if applicable (It's on your membership card!)
E-mail address
Street Address
City, state, zip
Daytime telephone number(s)
Student name or names
Student age and year of birth
Workshop title or titles
Payment method (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or number of check to be mailed)

Registration fees
$90 general public
$75 Wexner Center members
Registration fees are per student per workshop/week and include materials and equipment. Scholarships are available.

A limited number of scholarships are available for families requiring financial assistance. Call (614) 292-6493 or e-mail edweb@wexarts for more information about scholarships.

Members save
Wexner Center members enjoy generous discounts. Not a member? JOIN and register at the same time to receive member savings on each workshop. Follow the registration directions below and add a Family membership to your order. You can become a Family member for only $60—a 20% discount—and enjoy on a full year of benefits for your whole family.

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