Drop-In Workshops for Teens

Drop-In Workshops for Teens

Create your own production design mood board inspired by the characters from Inside Out

Workshop taking place in the Shirley Temple Education Studio in the Academy Museum

The Youth Programs team invites teens to join museum educators on the third Friday of every month to be inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and screenings,explore the museum,hang out, and get creative.  

We will be creating production design “mood boards” inspired by the character designs from the film Inside Out (2015) that are featured in our gallery Inventing Worlds and Characters: Animation, on Level 3, part of our Stories of Cinema exhibition.  

Learn an important step of production design that includes how to create an environment or home for a movie character by creating a mixed media mood board. A mood board is a visual representation or collage that expresses an idea or feeling.   

We will be joined remotely by award-winning production designer Wynn Thomas. He will be sharing his creative process and answering questions. 

Thomas is the first African American production designer to become a member of the Art Directors Guild in Los Angeles and he is the first African American nominated for the Art Directors Guild award for his design work on Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! (1996). 

Thomas has a long-term collaborative relationship with filmmaker Spike Lee. He has designed over ten films with Lee starting with She’s Gotta Have It (1986), School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo’ Better Blues (1990),Malcolm X (1992),Crooklyn (1994),He Got Game (1998), and most recently Da 5 Bloods (2020). 

Meet us Friday, September 16 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the Shirley Temple Education Studio on the museum’s Lower Level. Workshops are designed for teens ages 14 and up. Snacks will be provided. 

All workshops are free with museum admission and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum admission is free for youth ages 17 and under with advance reservation. 

Check back soon for upcoming workshop themes. 

If you have any questions or need assistance planning your visit, please email museumeducation@oscars.org. 

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