VSA Florida Animation Gets Real Summer Camp

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VSA Florida 2017 Summer Camp
for teens with autism and related disabilities

Explore the exciting world of animation and filmmaking as you learn real life skills, including:

Animation, Writing and Editing,
Storyboarding, and Music Making


Animation Gets Real is presented by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs All Kids Included Initiative in partnership with VSA Florida and the FIU College of Engineering & Computing.

Who:  Students ages 13-22 with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities who are able to follow instructions, independently communicate and participate in a group setting.

When:  July 24 – 28, 2017 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Session A
9:00 am – 12:00 Noon:  Animation
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm:  Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  iPad Music

Session B
9:00 am – 12:00 Noon:  iPad Music
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm:  Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  Animation

Where:  FIU College of Engineering & Computing | 10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL, 33174

Fee:  $65 Miami-Dade County Residents | $365 Non-Residents 

Download Animation Gets Real 2017 Summer Camp Flyer

Download Parent Comments from Animation Gets Real 2016

View 2017 Animation Gets Real Miami Press Release


Space is Limited to 30 Participants!  Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submitting a registration form does not guarantee a spot in the program.  Priority is given to Miami-Dade County residents.

Only registration forms that are fully completed and submitted with payment in full will be accepted for enrollment.

Registration Deadline:  All registration forms must be received by Monday, June 26, 2017 for priority consideration.

To Register: You must complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM by the deadline date and submit payment in full for each student participating in the program.  Registration confirmations with payment instructions will be sent out by email within one week of submitting registration forms, in the order in which they were received.

About the Animation Gets Real Instructors:

Dani Bowman, animator, author and entrepreneur will impart her animation skills while exuding enthusiastic inspiration to students with disabilities.  Dani has ASD, Asperger’s Syndrome Disorder and has been teaching animation for 6 years since she founded her company Powerlight Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Clint Randles, Assistant Professor of Music Education at University of South Florida and a VSA Florida teaching artist in the Tampa Bay area, teaches iPad music, an innovative musical art form that can be adapted to everyone.  Dr. Randles teaches pre-service music teachers, works with local school districts, and conducts research on the place of creativity in the music curriculum.