Multimedia Design Studio for Ages 14-17

Monday, June 17, 2024 - 10:00am to Friday, June 28, 2024 - 3:00pm

Summer Art, Architecture + Design Experience for Students Ages 14-17. Program in partnership with the State Theater.

Monday, June 17th - Friday, June 28th, 10am-3pm. Public presentation on Friday, June 28th at 6pm at the State Theater.

Limited to 12 students. This program is free to participants thanks to the support from the Ohio Arts Council and the OAC Arts Partnership Grant. A stipend of $150 will be awarded to each student who actively participates and contributes creatively to the public exhibition at the end of the program. 

All the supplies provided. Students will be asked to bring their own lunch except Friday sessions - Westcott will provide lunch on Fridays. 


About the program: A unique opportunity for students to work with artists and design professionals to build an art portfolio inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House. Students will engage in a series of hands-on exercises focusing on photography, videography, computer-based editing with special emphasis on creative problem solving. Program activities include individual and collaborative projects, as well as working sessions at the Westcott House, Solar House, and State Theater. Students will have an opportunity to showcase the art that results from this experience at a newly renovated State Theater on Friday, June 28th at 6pm.

Our lead instructor is Scott James. A Seattle-based artist, James designs and implements visual installations; mixes live video; develops custom video mixing software and integrates digital media technology. His experience includes a master’s degree in landscape architecture, graduate level teaching in landscape design and multimedia, work experience in multimedia design and project management. In collaboration with the Westcott staff, Scott created Multimedia Design Studio in 2007. It has been one of our hallmark programs ever since.

Our partner: State Theater Productions is a group of lifelong Springfield residents, entrepreneurs, and artists, who are working toward breathing new life and creative energy into the historic State Theater located downtown Springfield. 

This program is supported by the Ohio Arts Council's Arts Partnership Grant.

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