Elementary Digital Magic

What happens when you invite film maker Rich Hoffman to help IMG_3996 IMG_3999Primary Circle and First Grade students make stop animation films? You get a kind of magic tailor-made for our youngest learners for whom the world is a wondrous place for creation and expression.  Teacher Jeff Waring, his students, and Rich worked together to develop the stories and props and solve problems of timing, movement and overall production. Each class produced a unique film.

Rich was the 2015-2016 visiting artist. This wonderful annual program introduces students to people who devote their lives to artistic creation. Students are invited into the artists’ processes and mediums. This is yet another way in which Westtown students make age-appropriate connections with the lives of people beyond the classroom.

The films the students created are called Garden Magic and Seeds of Empathy. We hope you will enjoy watching them as much as the students enjoyed making them.

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