After School Atelier Spring 2002

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Start Date: 
1 Jan 2002 - 31 May 2002
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After School Atelier

ASA Spring 2002

The Spring 2002 ASA-Program took place at Eyebeam Atelier's new West 21st Street classroom and served 30 NYC public middle and high school students, selected with the assistance of the Manhattan Superintendents Office. The 12-week program focused on the themes of teen identity and the deconstruction of media messages about teens. Students worked in a studio environment; learning different media tools via an instructor and a diverse group of guest speakers from the art and technology fields. The ASA students rotated to work with different students in small teams throughout the semester, with the ultimate goal of finishing a series of small projects for their digital portfolios. Student work was presented at the Eyebeam exhibition space during a family art and technology showcase at the end of the program.

High School Program
Cory Arcangel co-taught along-side Eyebeam's Cat Mazza to teach the last round of ASA HS students the fundamentals of game development and game theory. Final projects were self-directed games created in teams and focused on teen life in NYC.

Middle School Program
Michael Bell-Smith worked with his group of ASA middle school students to create animated self-portraits using programs such as Photoshop and Director. Final projects consisted of 15 individual portraits; reflections of the different personalities in his 12-week course.