Viva Design, Inc. to Host a Stop Motion Animation Workshop for "At Risk" Teens

Top Quote Creative Director Ulrike Kerber at Viva Design, Inc. with "The Granada Teen Digital Media Project" are Conducting a Workshop on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 for "At Risk" teens. End Quote
  • Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (1888PressRelease) September 29, 2010 - WHO: Viva Design Inc's Creative Director Ulrike Kerber together with "The Granada Teen Digital Media Project"

    WHAT: Demonstrate how to stop-motion animate in workshop for "At Risk" teens WHEN: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:00-4:00 pm

    WHERE: Viva Design, Inc., 123-1225 East Carillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    According to Kerber, " Students participating are from an alternative high school in the area and most are behind to graduate due to truancy, at risk behavior, drugs, fighting, gangs, etc. They are all good kids that need some special attention; since our mission is to inspire kids to learn and love reading and foster their creativity, helping them discover stop-motion animation is a fun and entertaining way to hold their attention. They are enjoying the interaction and are also very motivated to learn and be mindful of their resources! Stop-motion allows all sorts of artistic freedom, opening up a whole new world for these kids."

    Media: Come experience these kids learn as Ulrike Kerber demonstrates all sorts of unique stop-motion animation functions in a creative way to help kids stay focused and stay in school! It's a positive message to the community in an entertaining way for a good cause!

    To Confirm Media Attendance, please contact: Nan Sumski (323) 420-5353 Nansumski ( @ ) aol dot com

    About Viva Design Inc.: The motion graphics company Viva Design Inc. ( was founded in 1998 by Ulrike Kerber. Based in Santa Barbara, California, it has won awards and nominations such as The Television Academy Emmy nomination, New York Festival, BDA, Omni Awards, Type Directors' Club Award, and Art Director's Club Award. In addition to its own Love to Read brand, Viva Design has produced projects for clients such as ABC, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Travel Channel, and Warner Brothers. For more information, please see

    "Love to Read" is a reading and animation project for kids. It includes events, workshops, art installations and animations for kids, that are presented on a DVD , that can be purchased on the website. The Alphabet Animations are made out of common household materials and the quirky characters that introduce the DVD chapters are out of recyclable materials. These Coffee-cup characters are so loved that offers a craft kit for kids to make their own creations. The most popular product is the Alphabet DVD for babies, and preschoolers featuring animals, robots, traffic and Love to Read - Media for curious young minds. Love! Create! Inspire!

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