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Our director Erica Larsen-Dockray and her former student, Zekkeraya El-magharbel, who graduated from Calarts with a double major in Animation and Music, are planning on flying out to Nebraska to teach animation classes across the state at Calibraska’s partner sites!
The tour of in-person animation classes will be in Lincoln June 7-18 at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, North Platte June 21-July 2nd at Mid Plains Community College, and Scottsbluff July 5-16 at the West Nebraska Arts Center and SHS. Their classes also have spots for students to zoom in online if they are not near the tour locations.
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Our summer program runs from June 7th to July 31st. Most of our classes are online or a hybrid of online and in-person. We will be adding more information to the classes as we nail down our program. We try to only post classes with confirmed days and times before our registration is open. After registration opens classes are set.
Since its kickoff in 2013, the main objective of the Calibraska Arts Initiative has been to form a bridge between California and Nebraska, to inspire and familiarize these two commonly disconnected populations through the arts.
Using creative connections, we are able to bring individuals together who may otherwise never interact. We are primarily focused on creating two major opportunities: to allow Los Angeles-creative-industry-based artists and students exposure to small-town Nebraska culture and hospitality and, second, to provide access to high-end educational opportunities, mentorship, training, and exposure from Los Angeles creative industries to midwest residents of all ages in western Nebraska.
Calibraska is the brainchild of animation and media artist Erica Larsen-Dockray and Vistabeam Wireless Chief Marketing Officer, Monique Larsen.
In spring 2013, Monique asked Erica, who at the time was in her seventh year of teaching animation in Los Angeles, if she would consider teaching an animation workshop during her summer visit with family back in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. A few weeks later, Calibraska was born.
Since that summer, over one hundred students ranging from 5 to 65 years have participated in the animation classes and five students and alumni from the California Institute of the Arts animation programs have visited Scottsbluff for the first time to teach and assist the classes.