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Visualize Science through Collaborative Animation

Visualize Science through Collaborative Animation
Teachers and parents know the value of animations in helping all ages engage and understand complex topics. In this workshop, let’s make our own stop motion animations to explore science! Appropriate for grades 3-12, we will use cut paper, polymer clay and classroom tablets to create short animations specific to essential standards and topics, from states of matter to cell division. Working in small teams, students will learn the value of collaboration and improve their math and fine motor skills while accumulating frames that add up to a video. Jaclyn will meet with teachers to tailor lesson plans that are age appropriate and identify topics of focus.

Artist Background

Jaclyn Bowie is a multimedia artist and educator based in the triangle. Her passion is using art as a tool to build community, inspire collaboration, and ignite personal growth. Jaclyn leads workshops for all ages in community centers, museums and schools including the NCMA, Pullen Art Center, and Kramden Institute. Her public art projects have been commissioned by institutions such as the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh and the Town of Chapel Hill. She was a Regional Emerging Artist in Residence at Artspace in 2013 and received a United Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant in 2016. Jaclyn received a BFA in studio art at Appalachian State University in 2011.

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