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The Media Lab offers a wide range of programming, from animation to digital photography. For detailed information on classes currently being offered, view the 2020 Spring program information by clicking on the PDF link below. Media Lab offerings are on pages 12-14: Arts Line-Up Spring 2020
To register for programs, visit Program Registration or call 604-276-4300.
Byte Camp is a non-profit society that is dedicated to giving kids quality, affordable and fun creative opportunities with technology. Byte Camp programs at the Richmond Arts Centre and Media Lab include 3D Animation, 3D and Flash Video Game Design and Music Video Production. www.bytecamp.ca
Javier Sotres – Digital Photography
Javier is a multidisciplinary artist and self-taught photographer. He holds a BFA in acting from the University of British Columbia. He was born and raised in Mexico City and has the pleasure of calling Vancouver his home for the past nine years. Javier took on photography while in acting school, taking headshots for his peers as well as volunteering to photograph free theatre shows. Now he is the photographer-in-residence for Aenigma Theatre and often works with companies such as Theatre at UBC as well as Western Gold Theatre. When he’s not working you can probably find Javier walking around playing Pokémon GO! or with his Nintendo Switch. Javier is a nerd at heart and if you are interested in other aspects of his work, you can hear his voice in the CritQuest podcast as well as the Duggan Hill Radio Drama.
Laura Rivera – Animation, Manga & Illustration, Screenwriting
Laura Rivera is a professional screenwriter and digital artist. She is trained in digital arts and writing for film, television and classical animation. Laura has been publishing her comics online since 2013 and you can find them at tapas.io/LauraRivera. She has also participated in several conventions across Canada, Mexico and the United States. Her most recent comic Ninja X debut at VanCaf in May 2018.
ROBOKIDS – Robotics, Coding
Established in 2009 in Richmond by engineers and educators, ROBOKIDS specialize in STEM education with comprehensive programs of robotics and math. All projects are tailored for Kindergarten through Grade 10 students who are seeking challenges beyond schools. ROBOKIDS has become one of the biggest STEM schools in Canada and USA with nine locations to offer programs that have been acclaimed by parents, school teachers, professionals and students themselves.
Sean Karemaker – Stop Motion Animation
Sean Karemaker is a Vancouver-based visual artist. After a childhood obsession with reading and writing comics, he obtained a diploma in graphic design from Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo (2002). He began a career in 3D design for video games while also doing freelance work in graphic design and illustration. Personal narrative is a common element in Sean’s work, which encompasses diorama sculptures, comics, scrolls and paintings. Sean's work has been exhibited at local art galleries including the Gam, the Gropps, Seymour, Pendulum and Ayden.