On January 23, hundreds of middle and high school students convened on Full Sail’s campus for the Florida Alliance for Arts Education Careers in the Arts Workshop Series. The event featured offerings from Full Sail and Full Sail Labs faculty, access to the Full Sail Mobile Experience, as well as presentations from various community arts organizations.
Attendees began the day with breakfast and an opening keynote by members of the Blue Man Group. They then broke out into interest-based workshop groups.
“[The event} was an exciting opportunity to expose young people to some cool technology in the arts,” said Robert Cunha, Labs Manager at Full Sail Labs. Robert, along with his co-worker Jose Ramos, presented a series of 40 minute workshops throughout the day. The sessions covered robotics, game development, and filmmaking.
“It was a really good day. We had the students come in and we gave an overview for the activity. We set goals, and then the students experimented. They played, honestly, and in the process of playing and experimenting they learned new things.”
Sessions were based on existing Full Sail Labs curriculum, and despite the limited amount of time available to participants, many of the groups walked away with completed assets.
“I think the workshops really showcased how diverse we can be in they types of curriculum we create, and also the variety of ideas that can come of giving a group of kids the same tools and then allowing them to be creative,” said Jose.
For more information about Full Sail Labs, head over to their website.