Autistry Newsletter – July 21, 2010

| July 21, 2010

Autistry Studios Featured on SF Gate

Check out the great blog post by Laura Shumaker at SF Gate! Word is spreading about Autistry Studios.  We got a call from a woman in Australia yesterday who wants to start a program there.  We would love to go Down Under!

The Summer Intensive Workshop is very intense – lots of fun, loads of energy and great projects happening. This is the first time we have done a workshop with a theme – What’s in My Mind.  Each student is building a box diorama about themselves or what they’re thinking about.  Strange thoughts in these lovely little heads!  Check out the photos on the Flickr page.

Summer is moving along very quickly and we will be posting the fall workshop schedule this weekend. Please check back and get in touch as the classes fill up very fast.

Save these dates:  The Ryder Foundation is holding their annual fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 11th. They are huge supporters of Autistry Studios so please come if you can.  This year features Jenny McCarthy and her Funny Friends.

And the next Autistry Studios Spin-a-Thon will be on Sunday, October 17th.  Put the date on your calendar – we will send more information soon.

Project idea: animating ordinary objects

| July 14, 2010

This is a really cool movie made by Patrick Boivin and this kind of movie would be an excellent project for one of our students.

Here’s the Making-Of reel showing some of the techniques used.

Note that the studio has acquired the Hasbro’s latest release of the “Star Wars 3.75″ Super Deluxe Vehicle: AT-AT.” Just one big hunk of plastic awesomeness.