Tiny Movements/Big Ideas offers summer camps for kids

A student records frames for an animation project. [courtesy Tiny Movements/Big Ideas]

Tiny Movements/Big Ideas, a studio at Artful in the Coventry School building, is offering summer camps and classes in animation, digital photography, and other visual arts for young people. Classes and camps will begin in May and run through most of July.

Beginning in May, the studio will offer two one-day-a-week classes in stop-motion animation for students in grades 7–12. The classes will run for eight weeks and cost  $270 for Thursday sessions, 6–9 p.m., and $280 for Saturday sessions, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Beginning in June, the studio will also offer half-day summer camps for students, ages 10–14. Morning and afternoon sessions will run for two weeks in June, with another two sessions offered in July. Half-day camps are available in: stop-motion animation, June 5–16, 9 a.m. to noon; digital photography, June 5–16, 1–4 p.m.; 2D animation, July 10–21, 9 a.m. to noon; visual art projects for kids, July 10–21, 1–4 p.m.

Students who sign up for both morning and afternoon sessions should bring lunch and will be supervised during the lunch hour. Half-day sessions will cost $240 to $260, depending on the materials supplied. Students taking the photography class should bring their own digital cameras.

All classes and camps will be limited to six students. To reserve a place, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required. Brochures with details are available at the Coventry School building, at Artful, or can be requested by e-mail.

The two owner-artists named their studio Tiny Movement/Big Ideas because in animation the artist must first think very small—a single frame—and then, by making tiny movements, achieve the larger picture. The accumulation of these frames conveys the big idea.

In the future, the studio plans to offer classes and workshops for adults, as well. For more information, visit the Tiny Movements/Big Ideas Facebook page or contact Adri Nerone at adrinerone@gmail.com or Cynthia Penter at viddhartha@aol.com. 

Adri Nerone and Cynthia Penter

Adri Nerone is an artist and art educator who loves animation. She has a  BFA in technology and integrated media, and lives in Cleveland Heights. Cynthia Penter is a teacher and media artist who lives in the Forest Hill neighborhood of Cleveland Heights. 

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