Kids Create Next Masterpiece

Club Tech: Clay Tech

Art Coordinator, Jeff Mariott working with a group of Club Members on their stop-motion film,
“Dinosaur Zombies on the Moon”

This week at the La Conner Club, Members started creating their own original stop-motion film short entitled, “Dinosaur Zombies on the Moon.” The film is about an astronaut who goes to the moon for a routine check on water samples and ends up finding much more than H2O.

Arts Coordinator, Jeff Mariott walked participants through the film-making process from brainstorming plot ideas to creating an entire set with molding clay, construction paper, and a dash of imagination.  

This is all part of a new program, Clay Tech.

Clay Tech is a fun, hands-on introduction to animation for members that promotes the importance of teamwork and provides an educational, engaging and fun experience. Members work in groups to create clay characters and storyboards, and then they film and edit their own movies. Clay Tech exposes Club Members to the art and science involved in creating animation and introduces them to a variety of career options of which they may be unaware. 

The Boys & Girls Club of La Conner is excited to offer Clay Tech and other Club Tech programming for our Members ages 6-18 thanks to the generous support of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.  If you are interested in signing up your student, want to volunteer, or sit in on a Clay Tech session, please contact Club Director Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at (360)466-3672.

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