TeleCommunity Summer Studio 2013

Registration starts March 23

To register, please contact us at Please provide your child’s name, age and a phone number for registration. We will send a confirmation email when your child is enrolled. Students will also need:

  • 1) A Permission Slip (PDF) signed by a parent.
  • 2) A USB flash drive to save your work.
  • 3) Headphones (for digital music).
  • 4) A snack to munch on during break.
  • 5) Boundless energy and enthusiasm

Exhibition Info

July 17 -19 (wed – friday) ; 12:30pm – 4:00pm College Hall, Floor 1 Lobby (facing the Parking Lot) and room CH 105 for movie screening

“Circus World”

View our brochure! (PDF)

Computer Art prints, animations, games, and other displays of digital artwork collected from TeleCommunity’s Saturday Studios as well as from the Summer Studio, are on show for family & friends, and for the Duquesne community. Our members take on the role of Gallery docents and enjoy explaining their computer artwork to visitors.

Summer Studio Schedule 2013

Mon., July 8 – Fri., July 12 1-5pm Mon., July 15 – Fri., July 19 1-5pm

Our two week Summer Studio is designed to give school students an opportunity to produce computer graphics, to prepare art work for display, and to participate in the installation and gallery process. These early professional experiences promote responsibility and team building, as well as problem solving and creative expression. Individuals will balance their time between Studio and Gallery activities.

We meet in College Hall 336 (412 396 4164). Students who have been working on Saturdays during the year will have a chance to develop and complete new projects during the intensive weekday studios. Newcomers will learn and practice new skills and use them to create interesting story ideas. We expect that by the end of the session, students will have created work that is a synthesis of imagery and animations which have been developed using different types of software. Finished pieces will be placed in the Gallery Exhibition and featured online in the Student Artwork section of

Here are some of the projects that we will be running this summer:

Animation Frameworks

Anyone can be an animator. You just need the right tools and a few hints to get you started. In the animation workshop, we’ll use Adobe Flash and Photoshop to craft your graphics and bring them to life. We’ll also talk about how to arrange, drag, and squash your characters to get the most out of their movements. With a little planning, a few simple drawings can do a lot.

The Gaming Paradise

It could be easy to create your own platformer video game. Are you ready to weave together the story of a journey, featuring your own unlikely hero? This class will help students with simple, playful ideas of design combined with some great tips and tricks for creating memorable video games! Topics include: Basics of Storytelling, Level Design, Intelligent Obstacle Placement, Cutsceens, and creating Custom Textures for the game!

Sound Studio

Games and Cartoons are more fun with sound. Compose original music in GarageBand, but that’s not all. GarageBand can also be used to record new sound effects and even your own voices! Here, you will learn some secrets for better voice performances. Make your work sound as good as it looks.

Each student will need:

  • A completed Permission Slip with an up-to-date emergency contact number. Can be found on our website:
  • Storage media – jump drives (at least 250Meg).
  • Headphones (for digital music)
  • A snack to munch on and a cold drink or two – every day.
  • Boundless energy & enthusiasm – no other prerequisites.

Registration begins on March 23. All students must sign up in advance to attend July summer sessions. No fees are necessary.

We hope to see you there!

click here to learn about our 2012 summer studio