Summer Virtual Studio Courses for Budding Digital Creators
Budding young artists, photographers, or digital experts will appreciate the Master Class offerings that are part of Smithsonian Summer Virtual Adventures. Designed for students in grades 6–11, these weeklong studio courses help students develop specialized skills as they create personal projects inspired by Smithsonian collections. They can try their skill at creating digital comic books or illuminated stories, turn recycled materials into art, learn how to take great cellphone camera shots, build explorable 3D digital environments, design theatrical sets and costumes, and even be mentored by Super Art Fight singles champ Margaret Huey. Virtual Adventures Master Classes begin the week of June 28 and run throughout the summer, with daily two-hour sessions, Monday through Friday, at 1:30 p.m. (ET).
One photograph can tell a unique and compelling story, capturing a specific moment in time and offering students opportunities to examine themselves and the world. Learning with photography can support meaningful self-inquiry, creativity, imagination, and expression in students’ lives, especially during challenging times. Photography can be used as a powerful tool for teaching and learning in the classroom and beyond.
Drawing with Mr. J is a series of video episodes from Ohio Public Media, WOSU Classroom, to help students in elementary grades learn social and emotional skills through brief but engaging drawing challenges.