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Assistant professor Tuan Ho (Art & Art History), left, instructs Arlington High School student Kellie McElroy on her 3-D model

The University of Texas at Arlington has invited high school art programs from around the area to participate in the eighth annual SEED event , a program for high school students in the region interested in art and design.  Strategies, Events, Episodes + Devices or SEED is a two-week program that will be taught by distinguished members of the faculty and will stress active learning and the development of creativity through the exploration of a variety of art and design media and methods.

In SEED 8, students will work collaboratively in multiple groups creating an animated storyboard called an Animatic using the workflow and theories of video game design. Video games are simulated narratives that borrow existing methodologies from multiple art forms such as illustration, painting, sculpting, and film. Students will design characters and worlds that exist in a narrative space. Students will learn to navigate 2D space with illustration, composition, color, and design through the use of physical and digital tools. Students will understand the art pipeline used to create interactive games while producing a finished piece of artistic narrative work. It will occur Tuesday, June 11th through Friday, June 21st 2013, 9am-­‐3:30pm. The program will meet Tuesday through Friday of week one and Monday thru Friday of week two with a public exhibition of the work of participants on the last day.

The Studio, Media Arts + Art History Department is among the most distinguished on the UT Arlington campus, with superb facilities and faculty, and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). In the past seven years, the Studio, Media Arts + Art History Department has doubled in size, and the faculty and students have received national and international recognition for their creative research.