“I HAVE A VOICE” PROGRAM EXPLORES ANIMATING MEMORIES OF HOME IN WEEK TWO

The students in CMA’s partnership with The Cartwheel Initiative have traveled to the U.S. from countries all across the world, including Senegal, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, El Salvador, Haiti and Syria. After spending some time talking about their personal memories of home, the students were ready to jump into a hands-on animation workshop to kick off week two of the “I Have A Voice” program.

Each student made a drawing of something that reminded them of their home and then brought it to life through animation! The images were full of color and included meaningful drawings of flags, bedrooms, houses and more. The students worked in small groups and helped each other as they photographed their drawings and played them back at 15 frames per second.

This was the first time that a majority of the students have worked with animation, however they are an intuitive group and picked up on the techniques quickly!

Stay tuned to see some of the films they are creating!