Sam Ticknor

Sam Ticknor is an artist and educator with a special interest in new media art. She studied art and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and works as a creative technologist. Ticknor develops award-winning projects for museums, including the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, The Andy Warhol Museum and The Nordic Museum. Sam also enjoys teaching and has taught creative coding and animation at schools and universities in Pittsburgh and New York City.

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Sam's Upcoming Workshops

  • Ages 9 - 12

Jul 12 - 16, 2021
9AM - 3PM

Video Game Design

Sam Ticknor

Tuition $495
Code K0609-21

Create interactive stories in the most exciting digital medium around! In this workshop, students explore the various roles and skills required to develop a video game. Students gain hands-on experience in concept development, character design, level design, coding and play testing. Starting with ideas on paper, the participants then bring them to life on the computer. Daily exercises include 3-D character modeling, modding classic games, building custom controllers with the Makey Makey, and experimenting in Scratch(™). This teaches students important lessons that they can apply to their own ideas. Throughout the week students complete a game concept presentation along with a playable prototype!

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  • Ages 9 - 12

Jul 19 - 23, 2021
9AM - 3PM

Adventures in Animation

Sam Ticknor

Tuition $495
Code K0710-21

This workshop explores storytelling techniques through the worlds of animation and stop motion. Students produce their own movie using the playful art of stop-motion animation, creating sets and characters with a variety of material resources. The second half of the week is devoted to the emerging field of interactive animation. Students learn how to write processing code to create digital animations that can actually react to their surroundings.

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