Due to high demand, registration for the August 31 workshop – Intro to Video & Streaming for Educators and Teaching Artists – is now FULL.

We added a second session on Monday, September 14, 6:30-8 PM. See below to register.


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With teachers and artists needing to present classes and engage students online, video has become an extremely valuable teaching tool. But, while they are comfortable teaching in the classroom, not everyone knows how to translate those skills to a Zoom session or livestream. This workshop is designed to give educators and teaching artists the basic knowledge needed to make their online lessons clearly heard, well-lit and easy to watch.

Simply knowing how to set up your camera, light your face and manage background sound can make a huge difference in whether your teaching skills are effective on a screen.

Led by Rand Whipple, of Box Of Light Studio, the workshop will cover your choices of apps, equipment, camera setups and lighting. The focus of the workshop will be to make the most of the devices, lighting that you already have and the best way to set up your camera and room to  capture clear, watchable video. Rand will also explore ways to enhance your Zoom classes and the livestreaming options that can make your class more polished and effective.


Rand Whipple, founder and Director of Box Of Light Digital Arts Studio, has been an Arts in Education teaching artist for more than 30 years. As a performer, Whipple has performed in 11 countries on four continents. His educational performances have been presented numerous times by the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theatre.

Box Of Light is a digital arts studio, based in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, that teaches film and animation to educators and the public. Now in its 18th year, Box Of Light’s educational assemblies and workshops are presented in schools and by organizations in six states. In partnership with WVIA Public Media, the company hosts the Educational Film and Sit Next To Me film festivals. Box Of Light lives where art and technology collide. The company’s mission is to help students use cameras, computers and iOS devices as tools of expression.


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    What lessons will you teach with video/streaming?

    What devices do you/your students/your school use? (required)

    Any additional questions or concerns related to video techniques and virtual learning? What are your needs in terms of video? Are you looking for basic ‘how to make a video?” information or help setting up the lighting/sound/etc.?

    The Perry County Council of the Arts is one of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ 13 regional Partners, charged with the responsibility of implementing quality Arts-In-Education programs in 7 counties – Perry, Juniata, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Snyder, Union and Northumberland – and 19 school districts.

    Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) to place professional artists in classrooms for residencies of 10 to 20 days.

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      STEP 2: Submit Payment – $25 per person
      PCCA members and PCCA teaching artists are free



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