This workshop will allow young and aspiring filmmakers to talk about the issues they care about the most and then make a documentary. The documentary will be filmed over the course of two days, and an edited version of the film will be screened locally for everyone to see.
In a series of workshops Tuesday July 5th through August 9th, this program covers under-discussed topic areas, including advocacy filmmaking, producing the NGO or political documentary, and documentary shorts for the web. There are even workshops on funding and distributing your documentary work worldwide. more »
Let your child use his/her wildest imagination to create a virtual world of his own using Photoshop CS5. The first in a series of courses that provide instruction on how to use Photoshop CS5 to create professional-looking images for both print and the Web. In this course, students will learn about image copyright, identify the components of the Photoshop environment, learn about the differences between rater and vector graphics, and learn how to use Adobe Bridge.
Students will learn to select specific image areas and will learn how to modify and manipulate selections. In addition, students will learn how to work with text, layers and layer effects; how to adjust, retouch, and resize images; and how to prepare images for printing and the Web.
A small group of 6th grade students from the Maplewood & South Orange School District are on a mission to stock the shelves of our local food banks for the 2011 holiday season without spending a dime. The art of couponing has received a tremendous amount of coverage in the recent past as TLC Extreme Couponing sores in popularity.
After watching the first episode of Extreme Couponing the children decided to begin collecting coupons and their campaign to help feed those less fortunate in our community. more »
Mindfulness Without Borders is a non-progit organization that offers effective strategies and tools to enhance social-emotional intelligence and mindful awareness by seeding conversations on social and emotional competencies that are vital for coping with the stresses of an increasingly complex world. The Center is fortunate to identify itself with Mindfulness Without Borders as we share a commitment to developing a shared language of compassion and peace in our neighborhood, particularly among our youth, where people of all cultures can support one another and live together mindful of our shared humanity.
The program objectives reinforce character qualities that enhance ethical and engaged citizenship through a practice of values and virtues that promote healthy relationships and a successful, happy and meaningful life. Members will meet for twelve council lessons that connect inborn intelligence to social, emotional and leadership skills as they learn simple steps to bring mindfulness into their day-to-day lives.
The Center’s pilot ambassador council will begin Monday October 10th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Registration opens Monday August 15th and is open to students residing in Maplewood/South Orange grades 9-12. To reserve your child’s seat, please contact email@example.com or call 973.762.4062.