Shopping with their Ladies.

Shopping with their Ladies. Sleeping, snoring and waiting in line:-) its really funny

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Animated version of Allama Iqbal ‘s beautiful poem “Hamdardi” (Sympathy)

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Frame animated story for kids based on Sir Muhammad Iqbal’s urdu poetry “Hamdardi” means Sympathy. Adapted for Children from William Cowper.

Narrated in Urdu with English annotation.

English Translation:
Perched on the branch of a tree
Was a nightingale sad and lonely

“The night has drawn near”, He was thinking
“I passed the day in flying around and feeding

How can I reach up to the nest
Darkness has enveloped everything”?

Hearing the nightingale wailing thus
A glow‐worm lurking nearby spoke thus

“With my heart and soul ready to help I am
Though only an insignificant insect I am

Never mind if the night is dark
I shall shed light if the way is dark

God has bestowed a torch on me
He has given a shining lamp to me

The good in the world only those are
Ready to be useful to others who are

Eight tips for selecting summer camps for kids.

When your kids are on vacation and you are busy, what can you do? Summer camps are normally the first thing that will come to your mind, but they bring many challenges for both kids and parents alike. Even with these challenges, summer wouldn’t be same without these camps for most families. Based on their time and their budget, some parents select full day camps for their kids in order to complement their work schedules and others go for short half day camps and even more still go for multiple daily activities. No matter if you select full day or half day camp, the most important thing is to select the right camp for your child, as well as one that that works for you.

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Above: FEELartistic art instructor Jalal Gilani at Marysville farm educates kids and parents alike

Following these simple tips will help you select the right camp and the best activities for your child:

1) Research camps in your neighborhood or close to your work so you can pick and drop your kids off on time.

2) I hope this one goes without saying, but don’t enroll your kids in same type of activities in same building or environment for the entire summer.

3) Request free classes as a trial of sorts. Some camps offer free trials, and it can’t hurt to ask!

I personally initiated a free art program at FEElartistic Studio for those interested in either taking weekly art classes or trying summer art camps. This will give an opportunity to parents to see if this camp is right for their child or not.

4) Make sure to read and understand the camp’s policies on late pick up and cancellation, just in case.

5) Search and read reviews of the camp, as they will give you a much deeper understanding of what exactly goes on in your camp of choice.

6) Meet the instructor ahead of time if possible, or learn about the instructor and about the company running the camps.

7) Look out for early registration. This can help you save up to 50% of summer camp costs if you’re lucky!

8) Make sure the institution organizing the camp has a business permit, insurance, and that the criminal background of each individual has been checked by an unbiased organization.

Good Luck and have a wonderful summer camps:)

JG-

Jump start Animation Camps for Kids

Hello, This year I am again working on putting together summer camp in community art studios. I am planning to bring more exciting theme for kids. Program includes Clay Animation, Scribe Animation, Digital Drawing and Cartoon Animation.

These camps is for kids who are interested in making movies but don’t know how or where to begin. They will all about selected animation programs. These program will help them jump start their creativity. End of the program they will know which tools use and how to make movies. After the camp they can continue their journey from home computer. 

Clay Animations:

Combine the power of clay sculpting and magic of green screen with stop animation in most exciting way. This camp is for kids who are interested in making movies but don’t know how or where to begin.

Let’s join us to create your first stop animation movie.

In this camp students will learn:

  1. How to develop 3D character / model using Clay.
  2. How to use “Green Screen”.
  3. How to Draw and import shapes for background and masking
  4. What is voiceover and how to records and add in movie
  5. How to add titles
  6. Exporting movies and make it available to view.

Scribe Animation:

Fun way to learn and create stop animation using power of digital whiteboard. In this fun activity students will design and create digital story board and short commercials for TV. Join us in this exciting camp today.

In this camp students will learn:

  1. How to draw and create character.
  2. Converting characters in to clipart using Illustrator and Inkscape
  3. Learn how to design movies based on bast seller children books.
  4. How to use digital white board
  5. How to record and synchronize voice
  6. Importing back ground and music
  7. Exporting movies

Cartoon Animation: 

This camp is ideal for Elementry and Middle High School students( Ages 7 and up). In this course, they will see their drawings come to life, as they learn the basic fundamentals of 2D and 3D animation. By learning the basics of animation, one develops an understanding of motion, weight, balance, texture, colour, and design. This will also promote the discipline and intensity required for studio work as one takes animated short films from concept to completion. Student will get access to Apple Mac Computer with all required tools and easy to follow application guided by professional artists. We will teach you how to draw and animate – easy and fun way ! also you will learn lots of short cuts and explore many ways to create and control animation. First week: Student will learn how to draw character on paper and directly on Computer using digital pen and pad. Through out week they will learn and develop skills of Digital Drawing for character building. Second Week: Students will learn and explore classical animation concept. While learning basics of animation they will develop short movies of walk cycle , jumped and anticipation. Third week: During this week student will work on special project and develop short movies based on technique they learned in last two weeks.

Find out more information at http://www.FEElartistic.org

Students benefit from fine arts courses

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Five Year old fine art student working on art project at FEELartistic Fineart Studio

Rene Zellweger might have won an Academy Award without the theater courses she took at Katy High School. It’s possible that Norah Jones may have won multiple Grammy Awards even if she hadn’t attended choir classes at Grapevine Junior High School. But in each of these cases, and in countless others, a quality fine arts education in Texas public schools is at the foundation of their success.

Fine arts courses in our schools enable students to develop their interest and talent in the arts at an early age, and every student benefits from fine arts courses, even when their future career successes are outside of music, acting, dance or art.

In a state where high-stakes testing drives decisions on funding, staffing and instructional minutes, fine arts programs are frequently a target when school budget cuts must…

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No Space means No objects and No Creativity!

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Empty space  around us or around objects plays very important role in visual art. Following quick exercise will help us to understand important of space, an empty space around us. Most of the time we disregard empty space and mostly focus on details. I am teaching “Visual art” at FEELartistic Fineart Studio and first lesson I give is about how to recognize empty space in order to draw.

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Description: In the visual world, there are two aspects of any object. One is the form or figure and the other is space or non figure. It’s very interesting to know that when it comes to drawing visual objects with space, most people focus on drawing outlines and completely overlook empty space within and around the object.

To demonstrate, show an empty glass. Help children appreciate the fact that without the empty space inside and outside the glass, we would have no glass…

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No Space means No objects and No Creativity!

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Empty space around us or around objects plays very important role in visual art. Following quick exercise will help us to understand important of space, an empty space around us. Most of the time we disregard empty space and mostly focus on details. I am teaching “Visual art” at FEELartistic Fineart Studio and first lesson I give is about how to recognize empty space in order to draw.

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Description: In the visual world, there are two aspects of any object. One is the form or figure and the other is space or non figure. It’s very interesting to know that when it comes to drawing visual objects with space, most people focus on drawing outlines and completely overlook empty space within and around the object.

To demonstrate, show an empty glass. Help children appreciate the fact that without the empty space inside and outside the glass, we would have no glass. Empty space is as important as the form of glass. You can not pour water into the glass if there is no space to contain it.

Materials: Pencils, Drawing Papers, Eraser, Ruler

Objects: Glass, Open Box, Bottles etc.

Activity:

Step 1. Display all objects.

Step 2. Ask kids to focus and study one of the objects carefully.

Step 3. Give average time for observation.

Step 4. Give drawing paper and pencil.

Step 5. Ask students to draw the outlines of the empty space, instead of drawing the outline of the form.

Step 6. Color empty space.

Step 7. Now ask students to draw only outlines of object on another drawing paper.

Step 8. Finally, ask them to merge empty space drawing and outlines of object on a separate drawing paper.

Creative Questions of the day>

1- Why are empty spaces important?

2- Name objects with empty spaces inside. For example, space between legs and arms. Space between tree limbs. Shapes between side facial features, such as the space between the nose and lips.

3- What is the difference between outer form and empty spaces?

Closing comments: By drawing these spaces, students will learn, how to draw what they see as they appreciate both the outline and the space.