Sunday, March 30, 2008

Field Trip to the Art Institute - 9/07


CNW member, Roby Gilbert is the Director of Animation at the Art Institute of Seattle. Recently, Roby approached me about exploring opportunities for CNW and the AI Animation department to work together. As a first step, Roby has offered to give CNW a tour of the AI facility downtown. The place is fully loaded with 2D and 3D animation studios, figure drawing sessions, as well as a myriad of other amenities for teaching and practicing artistic talent.

After the tour we’ll settle into one of the classrooms onsite, where Roby will tell us a bit about his background as the animator who, among other things, brought the beloved children’s character, “Ranger Rick” to life. He will also discuss the AI Animation program, at present, and the direction that he intends for it to grow in the future. We’ll throw around some ideas for collaboration and have a great time in the process.

IMPORTANT: The tour will begin at the AI South Campus at 4:00PM. The campus is 5 minutes from our normal meeting spot, at SVC. If you would like to drive together, I will be at SVC at 3:30PM, leaving at 3:45PM, and can take 4 additional people in my car. If you need a ride PLEASE call me to confirm so I know who and how many to look for.

If you are driving, there is ample parking along Alaskan Way or on the other surrounding streets.

The address and phone number is:

2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121-1642 | 1-206-448-6600 | 1-800-275-2471

(Go to this web address to see complete directions.)

Hope to see you there!

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