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Photo and Animation Workshop Offered

Photo and Animation Workshop Offered for Teens

The application deadline is June 8 for the two-week workshop offered by UC Riverside’s Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts.

(June 6, 2011)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A two-week photo and animation workshop for teens will be offered by the UC Riverside Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at the UCR ARTSblock in June. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 8.

Classes will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 21-23 and June 28-30 at the ARTSblock using the Digital Studio at the California Museum of Photography, 3800 Main St., Riverside.

All materials will be provided. The workshop is intended for all levels of ability and is free.

Participants must be between the ages of 14 and 18 and must submit an application. Registration forms are available at . E-mail the completed application to or fax to (951) 827 3538. Applicants will be notified by email on June 13.

The workshop will delve into the process of animation through photography, said course instructor Nathan Bockelman, a Gluck graduate fellow at the Sweeney Art Gallery, which is one of three venues comprising the ARTSblock in downtown Riverside.

Starting with basic processes of animation used in drawing and film, the workshop will explore the potential of popular GIF animation used and seen on the Web, he said. Students will create larger "stop animation" films that can be narrated and laid over with sound and effects.

Bockelman is a working artist who will receive his master of fine arts degree at UCR this year. He focuses on the intersection of different media in the arts, from sculpture, photo, installation and performance drawing from a diverse background in coaching gymnastics, illustration and gallery art.

The Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts is the premier arts outreach program at UCR and is funded by the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation.

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