Animated GIFs Made Easy, with John Whitten
In Partnership with Caldera Arts Center's Artist-in-Residence Program
January 24, 2015
857 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon 97701
ABOUT THE EVENT:
GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web, and now, decades after the first GIF was created, they are experiencing an explosion of interest and innovation that is pushing them into the terrain of art. This workshop introduces GIF animation as an artistic medium where students use digital photography and editing and animation functions in Photoshop to create one-of-a-kind animated GIFs as diverse and unique as their own imagination. No experience necessary. Supplies/equipment: Digital cameras and laptop with Photoshop.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
John Whitten aims to excavate the philosophical significance of what it means to wander while questioning what it means to be lost in search of the unfamiliar, using drawing as both representation and conceptual strategy. Whitten exhibits his work in galleries around the country and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, a Golden Spot Award from the Ford Family Foundation, and residencies at Playa in Summer Lake, Oregon, and Caldera in Sisters, Oregon. View his work here.
ABOUT THE PARTNER ORGANIZATION:
Caldera Arts Center is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved and marginalized youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Caldera serves Oregon youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational and economic resource opportunities, by blending art and environmental programming to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families, and communities. Learn more here.