Art Institute Feels the Force with Star Wars Workshop

VFX visionaries Phil Tippett and Ken Ralston will be on hand to share their knowledge with high school students at a special hands-on Star Wars vfx workshop at The Art Institute of California’Orange County June 26-29. The four-day design, media arts and culinary workshop offers high-school students to learn about a career in the applied arts as a part of a production team, working side-by-side with industry pros, recreating the elements from the original Star Wars movie.

Open to high school seniors and juniors, Summer Studio Workshop 2007 also includes recreations of the movies characters including: Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Stormtroopers, R2D2 and C3PO; field trips to industry companies, Hollywood-style world premiere and wrap party and other social activities.

‘This annual workshop is The Art Institute’s take on the traditional college visit,’ says Melinda Lester, Dean of Academic Affairs at the school. ‘High school students from around the nation will have the remarkable opportunity to get a taste of what a creative education entails.’

Specialized workshops focus on different themes an projects relating to specialty of choice for the students’including advertising, culinary arts, game art and deigns, graphic design and industrial design/sculpture.

For more info, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/orangecounty