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MinervaMation Animation Camp at the Clark July 18 through 22

For Immediate Release

June 07, 2011

MinervaMation Animation Camp at the Clark July 18 through 22

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 inspired by the Pissarro’s People exhibition. At the camp, which runs daily July 18 through July 22 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, eight- to twelve-year-olds will be transfigured from passive audience members into active artists. Registration is $250 per student ($225 for Clark members). Limited to 15 students. For more information or to register, please call 413 458 0524.

Under the direction of Kathleen O’Mara, founder of Minerva Stage, “MinervaMation” campers will explore every stage of the creation process, from storyboarding and sequencing, to creating flipbooks and igniting the spark of animation. By the end of the program, students will have created an animated short film. They will also enjoy activities on the Clark’s beautiful grounds.

In 1996, Kathleen O’Mara founded Minerva Stage in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to introduce students of all ages to performing and visual art experiences. Since then, Minerva Stage has worked with thousands of students in myriad artistic, expressive, and academic projects. Minerva Stage is committed to the development of educational programs for students interested in the arts. Ms. O’Mara has a Master’s in Education and has been teaching theater since 1992, providing students from different communities around the country, opportunities to explore the world of theater and visual arts.

Pissarro’s People offers a fresh look at the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro by examining his portraits, harvest scenes, and market views through the lens of his personal relationships, profound social and economic concerns, and anarchist beliefs. Based on new scholarship by curator and leading Pissarro scholar Richard R. Brettell, this visually stunning exhibition brings together some of the artist’s most iconic figural works with lesser-known pictures from private and public collections from around the world. This exhibition was organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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July 18–22: 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 inspired by the Pissarro’s People exhibition. At the camp, which runs daily July 18 through July 22 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, eight- to twelve-year-olds will be transfigured from passive audience members into active artists. Registration is $250 per student ($225 for Clark members). Limited to 15 students. For more information or to register, please call 413 458 0524. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact: 
pr@clarkart.edu

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