If your kids have too much time on their hands this summer, maybe you can interest them in these bargain-priced summer workshops at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
There are two programs to choose from: the Anime Young Artists Residency, and the Claymation Young Artists Residency. Both are part of the Imaginasia series of family programs the Sackler and Freer galleries.
Anime: Young Artists Residency: Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1, 2014
ImaginAsia’s five-day workshop is for eight to sixteen-year-old art students interested in anime drawing.
Trace the origins of manga drawing and anime films through the Freer and Sackler collections of Asian art.
This five-day program runs from 10 am to 3:00 pm each day. Bring notebooks of your drawings to the workshop and your own brown bag lunch. Art supplies provided.
The cost is $100. Application available online.
Act quickly because today, July 15, 2014, is the application deadline for this program.
Claymation: Young Artists Residency: Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8, 2014
Learn storyboarding, scene design, and claymation techniques from Erik Swanson, an instructor at the Corcoran School of Art + Design. Students create their own claymation videos featuring a heroic figure they discover in the galleries.
Participants receive a DVD featuring all of the videos made in the class. iPads will be used to create the claymations. For ages 9–18.
This five-day program runs from 10 am – 3:30 pm each day. The registration fee is $100.
The application deadline is July 20, 2014. Apply online.