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Poetry Basics: Playing with Words, Sound, and Video

Date: 7/16/18 – 7/20/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Ages: 12-14

Class Level: 12-14

Genre: New Media

• Regular: $262.50
• Member: $236.25
• Low-Income: $183.75

Ever messed around with GarageBand or with making your own YouTube videos? Do you use or photos and GIFs in social media? Then you are already thinking like a poet! Poets play with language and image and sound. They experiment and use words that sound good together and that create different characters and movies in people's minds.

In this class, we'll create poems out of words that we find in magazines, in our daily speech, or from just walking down the street. Then we'll make those poems come alive using original music and videos that we create ourselves using GarageBand and iMovie on iPads. We'll quickly begin experimenting with conventional and unconventional poetic and musical and visual concepts through the use of digital looping and editing, and explore how poetry and music and image overlap and inform each other.

We'll develop skills and habits related to making and sharing original art, including how to work in a collaborative studio environment and how to give and take constructive feedback. At the end of the week we'll share our work with parents and friends and leave the class more free to write not just poetry but anything else in new ways! Tech provided for use in class.