Black Bird Studio

Black Bird Studio

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*We are available for workshops and residencies M-F from 7am-5pm.*

We work with classes of all sizes. Please contact us to receive pricing

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Clay Animation (Grades 3-12)


Program description

Students will love building adorable clay characters and bringing them to life as animations. Students will work in groups and go through the process of developing their characters, setting, plot, conflict and resolution. Animations will be created using free iPad apps and green screen technology.

ASC Community Goals: Professional Development, 3rd Grade Reading


Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Media, Multi-discipline, Multi-media, Puppetry, Storytelling, Theater, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Engineering, English, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 Please contact Black Bird Studio to book your preferred dates. Programs may take place M-F between 7am-1:30pm.

Space / technical requirements:

 A classroom set of iPads is required. Students may work in pairs if neccessary to share devices. 


 Your school or another location if you prefer a field trip experience

Fees / Ticketing:

 Pricing is based on the number of contact hours and materials required for the program. Please contact Black Bird Studio for more information on pricing. 


Pricing Guide:

$200-$300 – lesson design/planning fee (not applicable for all programs)
$100-$200 per hour of instruction
plus materials and any other service charges that my apply to the specific project


NC Standard Course of Study:

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade-appropriate topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.?
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.


NC Essential Standards:

 V.2 – Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.
CX.2 – Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.
V .1.2 – Create original art that expresses ideas, themes, and events.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


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Andy Andrews (Poetry and painting like Basquiat)
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Cancellation Policy

 A minimum fee of $100 will be charged for a program cancellation. If supplies were purchased in preparation for the program, the school will be required to reimburse Black Bird Studio.