Stop-Motion Animation Production Camp 2019

Be part of an animation production team! We need drawers! We need designers! We need builders! We need animators! This team needs many talented artists to synch your voice to animation, storyboard a story, create characters, build scenery, light sets, and animate characters! You will take these new skills to bring your imagination to life. During camp, you will plan, build, individual or team animations to take home and the skills to continue your work into the future!

2019 Instructor

Your Instructor will be Kelly Schrandt, a 7th and 8th grade S.T.E.A.M. teacher at Stewartville Middle School. Over the last three years, Kelly developed the S.T.E.A.M. curriculum featuring the use of 3D printers and a 3d print lab. In addition to his current teaching post, he has worked with students across all grade levels in programs such as Camp Invention, the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame and Zumbro Education District’s Gifted and Talented Day Camp. Kelly has also mentored high school students in the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth. Kelly’s education background spans both Sciences and Arts experiences, including a B.F.A. in 3D Animation (97′), a B.A. in K-6 elementary instruction, a Grade 5-8 science licensure, and a M.A. in Education. His professional development experience also includes 2013-2014 N.S.T.A. New Science Teacher Fellowship and 2016 Honeywell Educators at Space Academy. Kelly is committed to teaching youth how sciences and the arts can inform one another through the use of imaginative activities, innovative tools and technologies and the joy of learning and exploring.

2019 Dates

Session 1 Grades 4-6June 10 – June 14
Session 2 Grades 7-8June 24 – June 28
Session 3 Grades 4-6July 8 – July 12
Session 4 Grades 7-8July 15 – July 19
Session 5 Grades 9-12July 22 – July 26

Tuition rates & application forms will be available soon!

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D.C. Mangum, Jr. Scholarship Program Information

The purpose of the Rochester Art Center’s D.C. Mangum Jr. Scholarship Program is to provide support to youth with financial need who desire to participate in the Art Center’s Total Arts Day Camp program. The Scholarship Program encourages access, inclusion, and diversity in our summer camp.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, as funds are available and at the Rochester Art Center’s discretion. Scholarships are allocated on a first come, first served basis to those applicants meeting the eligibility guidelines. Applicants will need to reapply annually for the scholarship.

The scholarship program is made possible by generous contributions to the D.C. Mangum Fund, honoring the extraordinary life and legacy of community leader and former RAC Board member, D.C. Mangum Jr. D.C. Mangum was an outstanding pillar of compassion, leadership, and kindness in our community. The Art Center was privileged to have him share all his strengths and gifts with us as a Board Member from 2010-2015.

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