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In Reel Time: Intro to Digital Storytelling (ONLINE) (OPEN ENROLLMENT)

Kala Art Institute and Youth UpRising are excited to collaborate on a series of free youth workshops in 2021-2022.

In Reel Time: Intro to Digital Storytelling 
Dates: March 10- May 26, 2021 (OPEN ENROLLMENT)
Time: Wednesdays, 3:45-5:45pm
Ages: 13-24 years old


Students will participate in workshops led by a professional artist, Kala Lead Teaching Artist David Lee. Students will learn and develop an understanding of  the fundamentals of Digital Photography and Digital Storytelling. They’ll learn basic photo editing skills, engage in creating writing exercises, and explore various themes related to the Bay Area. While building their visual and literacy skills, students will create a digital portfolio of images/text that will be exhibited online via social media of their choice. Students will share their stories to the world!

Youth participants will receive a stipend.

In Reel Time: Intro to Digital Storytelling is the first of three storytelling projects aimed at creating a unique vision of the Bay Area and its residents living in Oakland, San Leandro, Alameda, Hayward, and Berkeley.  For more information:  The Bay Area Youth Storytelling Project.

For registration information and to learn more about Youth UpRising, contact Terrance Tallie, Multimedia Production Manager at ttallie@youthuprising.org or info@youthuprising.org or send a direct message on IG to @youthuprising.

For more information about the workshop activities and to learn more about Kala, contact Gisela Insuaste, Education & Public Programs Manager at youtharts@kala.org.

  • Location: Online
  • Instructor: David Lee
  • 11 Classes
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 — May 26, 2021
  • 3:45 PM — 5:45 PM
  • Free


About the Instructor:

David Lee is an African-American, Oakland based photographer and writer. David has work in social and human services for over 10 years teaching young people art, life skills, and wellness practices. During that time, David has worked on photography projects that center around the culture and development of Oakland through portraiture and street photography. David is the co-founder of Negus in Nature which works to increase the representation of Black people in outdoor spaces and create access points to explore outdoor activities. He is an avid rock climber, backpacker, and alpinist. David’s current work centers around sanctuary and healing spaces in the midst of societal shift. Check out his photographs at his instagram @d.xoti.