There’s a story a here. Let’s capture it through video!
Join the summer Teen Video Club (TVC)!
Ages 13–18. Free.
Each Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:00–3:00 pm.
June 20 – July 19.
Led by multimedia artist Cristina Ossers.
Welcome aspiring filmmakers, storytellers, visual artists…we’re going to shoot and produce short videos each week. The subject will be WPCA’s Summer Art Camp, the activity, the artwork, and the people.
TVC members will learn basic camera and lighting techniques, editing skills as well as composing a narrative. During each session, the team will conduct peer interviews and capture them on camera. The goal is to create a narrative that embodies the variety of creative processes taught at WPCA. Students will be challenged to combine these processes with their new video skills. Whether it is shooting a claymation during Ceramics week or drawing an animation during Meditative Drawing and Painting Week, we will explore video as a multimedia, storytelling tool.
At the end of the 5-week session, a TVC produced short film will be screened during our Youth Art Exhibition on July 21, 6:00 pm. The film will be on view throughout the exhibition (July 21 – August 19) and seen by hundreds of people!
All equipment and materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring their own video-capable camera or laptop with editing software (Adobe Premiere is preferred).
Contact Arts Education Coordinator Maikue Vang
About TVC lead artist
Cristina’s art is a product of experimentation across disciplines and reflection of how popular cultural influences identity and behavior.
She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. For one semester she studied in Florence, Italy at Santa Reparata International School of Art. After college Cristina participated in a year long mentorship through Milwaukee Artist Resource Network.
Her work has been exhibited throughout Milwaukee, WI at Var Gallery and Studios, Groovy Dog Gallery, and the Pfister Hotel Popup Gallery. She will have a new drawing series on display in April at Var Gallery for their 30x30x30 Exhibition.
In January 2017 she co-curated her first group exhibition at Var Gallery and Studios. The multimedia exhibition featured 15 local artist, as well as a spoken word performance during the opening reception.
She currently documents artwork by Milwaukee artist and events throughout the city. Her photography has been published in the Shepard Express and Milwaukee Magazine.
A sample of Cristina’s work in video
I led video workshops at 2 Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS): Grant Elementary and Bradley Tech High School. For 6-8 weeks, I met once-twice a week on location for 90 minutes. My learning objective included film vocabulary, technical skills–both editing software and camera equipment, and how to visually share their lives through video.
Bradley Tech High School —
Four graduating Seniors chose various Milwaukee issues that covered subjects from violence in the city, unemployment, and education in MPS. Each student interviewed their peers and shot b-roll footage on location, and then edited their individual final projects in Adobe Premier.