Storytelling Through Animation

June 22 – December 8, 2019

A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Storytelling Through Animation showcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects. Occurring March–May 2019, the workshop is led by Reel Grrls teaching artist, filmmaker, and animator Celena Adler and teaching artist Elise Harper. Students will not only collaborate to produce animated projects, but will also take an active role in conceiving the display of their work at the Museum, gaining firsthand knowledge of behind-the-scenes processes of exhibition development.

The Partnership for Youth program is an ongoing partnership between the Associated Recreation Council at Yesler Community Center and the Frye Art Museum. Presented annually, each free workshop series offers teens the chance to work with trained professionals to learn creative skills that can be transferred to a career. The works created during each session culminate in an exhibition at the Frye Art Museum.

Storytelling Through Animation: A Partnership for Youth Exhibition is presented by the Frye Art Museum in partnership with Reel Grrls and the Associated Recreation Council RechTech program at Yesler Community Center. Funding for the program is provided by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Frye Art Museum members.

Image: Madeline Courant Rathbun