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January Arts and Media Seminars

Pursue your creative passion, explore arts and entertainment career options, and learn from leading artists and arts professionals during Wintersession 2021. Our January Arts and Media Seminars – JAMS! – offer students the time and space to try something new that would not be possible during the fall or spring semesters. Visit the Dean of Students Office for more information about college-wide offerings during Wintersession.

For JAMS! related questions, please contact Alicia Anstead.

January Arts and Media Seminars: January 15-27, 2021 

The Myth of Creation: An artmaking workshop with Jake Stepansky '17 and Eli Schleicher '18
There are many myths we tell ourselves about our ability to create: that inspiration must strike; that it’s a grueling, lonely process; that the point of creating is what gets created rather than how it is created. This collaboration with JETco. is a workshop in four parts that will help you to get out of your head and into your own creativity. Each day, we’ll explore a "surprise" artistic medium and offer new tools to create within it. Come to as many or as few sessions as you’d like. This workshop series is for everyone – absolutely no arts background or previous experience required.

In Your Ear: A workshop with Marvin Merritt IV '20 and Anna Fitzgerald '20
Participate in this two-pronged play-going and workshop that features a production of Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, performed by Marvin Merritt '20 and Anna Fitzgerald '20 using in-ear acting technology, and a workshop on in-ear technique and producing theater during Covid-19. 

Disney Imagineering Workshop: Magic Making through Creativity and Technology
A collaboration with Garrett Parrish (MIT '17) Associate Production Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering, this two part workshop will begin with a session about environment, queue and attractions design and technology, using Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance as case studies, and continue with an exploration of parade and nighttime spectacular technology, such as floats, projection mapping, fountains and lighting. Expect some hands-on activities. The sessions are a set, but you can opt to take one or both.  
Session 1: Technology and Theming in Lands and Attractions
Session 2: Creating a Nighttime Spectacular