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Events

CAMPS

Come spend time with us at Engine this summer during one of our five camps…stop-action animation, photography and printmaking, fashion and textiles, and a makers camp.

Camps run from 9:00am-3:30pm (with the option for pick-up as late as 4:30pm)and are $195* including materials. Campers are responsible for bringing lunch and snacks. Financial aid is available based on need. Call 207-370-9130 or email learn@feedtheengine.org with any questions.


CAMP: Animation Lab Ages 12+
July 10-14

Eventbrite - CAMP: Animation Lab Ages 12+

Description: Students will breath life into characters and stories through both digital and hand illustration and animation techniques. Topics include stop-motion animation, flash animation and drawing with a tablet, character design and story development, hand animation techniques such as gyroscopes and flip books, and more! Students will have the opportunity to work individually and as part of a team to create their own animations by the end of the week! Class will be taught by Matt Tanzi.


CAMP: Animation Lab (ages 8-11)
July 17-21

Eventbrite - CAMP: Animation Lab, 8-11
Description: Students will breath life into characters and stories through both digital and hand illustration and animation techniques. Topics include stop-motion animation, digital illustration, hand animation techniques such as gyroscopes and flip books, design and story development, and more! Students will have the opportunity to work individually and as part of a team to create their own animations by the end of the week! Class will be taught by Matt Tanzi and Devon Kelley-Yurdin.


CAMP: Project Biddeford Runway: Fashion & Textiles (ages 10-14)
July 24-28

Eventbrite - CAMP: Project Biddeford Runway: Fashion & Textiles
Description: A Project Runway™ inspired week of fashion challenges including sewing, dying, design, and illustration! This week-long fashion and textile camp will be led by fashion designer and entrepreneur Roxi Suger along with a team local designers, merchandisers, and textile artists. Activities will include the basics of hand and machine sewing, hand applique, upcycling vintage garments, natural dying, fashion illustration and mood boards, visits to local manufacturers and retail stores, and will end in a community fashion show!

Designer Bio: Roxi Suger is the founder and designer of Angelrox, a Biddeford-based, sustainable bamboo women’s clothing company located in the Pepperell Mill campus. Her flagship retail store, Suger, is located on Alfred Street in Biddeford.  A second Suger is located in the bustling Old Port on Commercial Street in Portland.  Roxi began her career when she learned how to sew at age eight from two loving Grannies. After securing a Summa Cum Laude degree in Clothing, Textiles and Design from the University of Alabama, she migrated to New York City where she spent 18 years designing for a range of companies from Vivianne Tam to Urban Outfitters before launching Angelrox in 1999. While establishing her brand she also taught fashion industry design at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. Angelrox is currently sold in over 300 boutiques nationwide. Her spirit of joy is prevalent in all she does and her mantra is may peace prevail.


CAMP: Plants & Prints (ages 8-14)
August 14-18

Eventbrite - CAMP: Plants and Prints

Description: This fun and dynamic creative arts camp explores the relationship between art and science through a series of projects in printmaking, photography, and collage. Techniques will include sun prints, cyanotypes, screen-printing, relief printing, and digital and traditional photography. Students will learn about traditional art materials and chemical processes, as well as participate in urban foraging excursions to collect leaves and plants to use in their projects and explorations. Participants of varying age ranges are encouraged to support and learn from each other.

Instructor Bio: Savanna Pettengill is a photographic artist and educator based in the seacoast area of Maine and New Hampshire. She graduated in 2014 with a BFA in photography from Maine College of Art. Hailing from Portland and Biddeford, Maine, the influence of the towns she grew up in can be seen throughout her photographic works, from her tangible view of the natural world to the architectural compositions she catalogues of cityscapes. She is well versed in documentary and alternative process photography, and values the visual narrative of art-book making. As an educator, Pettengill seeks to give her students the tools of artistic self-expression that begins with scientifically looking at the world around them.

Instructor Bio: Jodi Ferry is a printmaker and collage artist based in Portland, Maine at Pickwick Independent Press. She graduated from Maine College of Art in 2014 with a degree in Printmaking and a focus on Public Engagement. Ferry’s work layers images and patterns derived from nature and her Portuguese culture on various paper and textiles.


CAMP: Makers Camp (ages 7-11)
August 21-24

Eventbrite - CAMP: Makers Camp

Description: Engine’s Makers Camp invites curious, aspiring young artists, designers, engineers, and scientists to think, explore, and create outside the box! Makers Camp emphasizes the act of hands-on experimentation; thinking, tinkering, learning how and why things work through a series of fun and creative projects that promote innovation and creativity. Engine’s S.T.E.A.M. initiative combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math into one balanced week of activities to inspire a well-rounded maker.