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Partnership between ORL and CATO to help kids learn digital arts

While summer break is typically a time for teens to take a break from classes, this year they can also pick up new skills thanks to a partnership between the Okanagan Regional Library’s Mission Branch and the Centre for Arts and Technology (CATO). This summer, kids between 13 and 17 can participate in free workshops on digital character design and screenwriting taught by CATO instructors.


“As a film professional and creative mentor, I am excited about sharing my passion for the craft of screenwriting in partnership with one of my all time favourite community organizations – the public library,” says James Hamilton, CATO’s Community Relations Manager and filmmaker. Hamilton will lead a class on the fundamental elements of screenwriting on the evenings of July 14 and 21 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


In August, CATO instructor Sean Ridgway will teach teens how to design digital characters, covering the basics of character design and storyboarding. These sessions will be on August 23 and 25 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Shauna Oddleifson, Marketing Coordinator at CATO explains how this partnership with the Mission Branch came to be: “At the Centre for Arts and Technology we know that it is never too early to start looking towards your future, and are excited to work with the library to  provide opportunities for young students that have a passion for the digital arts. We want to help lead people in the right direction to follow their dreams.”


These sessions are free and open to all youth between 13 and 17 years of age, but registration is required as space is limited. To register or for more information, visit www.digitalartschool.com/Workshops-Kelowna-2011 or call the branch at 250-764-2254.

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