courses + SSL
media ARTS Courses with Student service learning hours(SSL)
Fall 2021 Courses are now published.
Sign-up deadline is September 26.
Classes begin Mon, September 27, 2021
The program will be available online, and in person at GBYM media arts space in downtown Silver Spring.
Attend weekly media arts classes after school, to learn design and filmmaking skills and social justice advocacy.
Complete projects that will be published and broadcast.
Earn SSL hours when you complete the semester.
Receive a free laptop and headphones if you don't have them at home.
Questions: Email Program Manager Shereka Mosley, at email@example.com
or text Anna Danielson at 301-664-4961. You can also email us to schedule a phone call.
Signed parent permission required to participate and media releases required for students who want to be featured in films. Masks and social distancing are required for all in-person activities.
Mondays, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Beginner Filmmaking (Middle and High School) Downtown Silver Spring and via Zoom. Introduction to filmmaking is a course that explores basic techniques on how to make films from start to finish. Teacher: Darryl Prather
Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Intermediate Filmmaking/High School Only. Downtown Silver Spring and via Zoom. Intermediate filmmaking is a course that ventures past the basics of introductory filmmaking and explores advanced techniques that contribute to making a film. Teacher: Darryl Prather
Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm Drawing 101 (Beginner/High School Only): Downtown Silver Spring and via Zoom. Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Teacher: Shereka Mosley
Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm Intermediate Filmmaking (Intermediate/High School Only) Intermediate filmmaking is a course that ventures past the basics of introductory filmmaking and explores advanced techniques that contribute to making a film.
Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm TV Videos (Intermediate/Middle/High School). Downtown Silver Spring and via Zoom. This is an intermediate video production class focused on creating videos for Montgomery County Cable. The videos for TV broadcast will be on the topic of digital equity and increasing access to internet, laptops, software, and digital skills to all students.
Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Graphic Design Photoshop (Beginner/Middle/High) Downtown Silver Spring (in-person only). Graphic Design is a course that explores graphic communication through the understanding of the elements and principles of design; as well as, the design process, from idea development through the final execution of a document.
Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm Film Club (Beginner/Intermediate/Middle/High School): (NO SSL OFFERED) Downtown Silver Spring and via Zoom. The Film Club will watch films, discuss, and then create rankings and reviews on the films focused on how gender, sexuality, and racial equity are portrayed (or not portrayed).
Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm Student Newsletter Club, Middle and High School. Downtown Silver Spring and via Zoom. The Newsletter Club will create a student newsletter on social justice and media arts that will be published every three weeks. Students choose topics and GB Youth Media student films and designs to feature in the newsletter.
Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm Intermediate Filmmaking/Musician and Artist Documentary Film Project/Middle and High School. Downtown Silver Spring and via Zoom. This is an intermediate class in which teens with intermediate film production or editing skills will design and edit an artistic documentary film about a group of guitarists and visual artists from around the DC region. This class is focused on devising and editing a 30 to 45-minute film based on musical performances and interviews already filmed previously.
Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm, Beginner Fundamentals of Art (Middle & High School). Downtown Silver Spring and via Zoom. Fundamentals of Art focuses on the development of concepts and elements of art, thus on the compositional basics of line, form, value, color, texture, and spatial relationships. Art projects are oriented toward developing these fundamental artistic skills.
Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Beginner Filmmaking/High School Only. Downtown Silver Spring and via Zoom. Introduction to filmmaking is a course that explores basic techniques on how to make films from start to finish. Students will learn these techniques to create experiences that use ideas, stories, perceptions, or feelings through the use of moving images.