"More Than Meets the Eye," a 10-week
after-school program for adolescents, met twice weekly in the S.R.
Guggenheim Museum's Sackler Center for Arts Education during Fall
2002. Led by acclaimed new media artist Yael Kanarek,
the program used the museum's exhibition Moving Pictures as a departure
point for student inquiry.
The course integrated the study of selected works from the exhibition
with learning of the animation software Flash MX as a technique
for artistic expression.
During the course, two projects were created. The first was a playful
animation made from digital photos taken in the museum's rotunda
of "TV Garden" (1974), by pioneer video
artist Nam June Paik. For the second project, students
were asked to research and respond to a group of artworks selected
from the exhibition. Their research was used as the basis for creating
original, animated works of art that incorporated personal experience.
This project required storyboarding techniques, the creation of
source material, and the use of Flash animation.
The course culminated with a presentation of student work presented
in the New Media Theater in the Sackler
Center for Arts Education on Saturday, December 14, 2002.