Shawn Hill’s extensive web-design experience and creativity continue to expand the imaginations of kids in his animation class and adults who have taken his blogging classes.
After School students love Shawn’s animation class because it allows them to get silly with colors and images while exploring topics that interest them. Walk into class, and you’ll see kids discussing how best to present the topic: “How can we show glaciers melting?”, “What colors will be the most vibrant to combine?” Global Warming was the theme for projects two years ago, after which the students focused on healthy eating. This year, kids are letting their imaginations go wild as they animate science phenomena, vividly demonstrating the splitting of an atom, magnets, the mixing of colors, and electricity. Check out their video about eating healthy: Fruit is Fuel
The After School students in Shawn’s class will debut their exciting videos at Green Street’s Arts Fest on June 12th.
Green Street Community Members also benefit from Shawn’s knowledge of the blogging world. Photographers, painters, individuals concerned with a social issue, or people who want to share their passion and experiences have all gathered for Shawn’s Web-Design and Blogging class. Shawn is especially excited by the blogging world because of the wide range of topics that blogs can cover. One of the most unique topics he has assisted with was for people interested in duck-decoy carving. As an expert in web-design, html, and many other intricate computer languages, Shawn thinks that these techniques are overly complicated for practical, every-day purposes. Even though blogs are not “God’s gift to original aesthetic,” they work well for anyone wishing to share information on the internet. Shawn hopes to continue to share this passion with interested community members this spring in his Blogging & Web Design Class on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm.
Submitted by Noah Klein-Markman, Wesleyan University Class of ‘13