We are sponsoring kids in our after school! We have been very fortunate to find support and guidance from small businesses, non profits, an awesome local bank and individuals alike. Please check out our GoFundMe Page and donate what you can to sponsor a child who needs it!
Our new, stop-motion/live-action/green-screen kid-made masterpiece is here! “The Key of Cupcakes”! The kids spent a LOT of time working on this. Coming up with concepts, making their own backgrounds, filming, editing, moving legos, recording voice-overs and learning how to make music and apply to a film. Here it is!
Our first song cut in our new production room is an anti-bullying/Pro-Kid-Empowerment anthem called “Bullies Are Just Babies”. It features many of The MSA Kids, with Shaina and Christian on the verses, Tinley, Ella and Luca on backgrounds and ad-libs and Julian as the “the bully voice” on the bridge. We hope that you enjoy and share with the kids!
Our first full day K.A.M.P. during Fall Break was great! Check out what a pair sisters who attended ended up doing during the week! We were so lucky to have them and are proud to present to you all a lip-sync video for the hit record “Sit Still Look Pretty” by Daya, and performed by Lucienne and Vivvy (Vivi 😉 )
See you all soon!
Parents and Friends! The time is here! It’s been an amazing Summer with lots of work and paint and sweat and tears. All of the effort has gotten us to the point where we now stand, on the cusp of opening day! We are excited and honored to host such a unique after school experience, and we treasure the opportunity to serve your family!
If you have not already done so, please return forms and the application from the 2016 Parent Pack. A link to download them is here. Download
The Märchen Sagen Academy for Visual Storytellers kicks off at 2:30 p.m., August 1st! See you soon!
The time is upon us! We ARE opening our doors on August 1st! Registration is open and we have a few slots left! Green Screen, Stop-Motion, Video Logs, Music Videos, Creative Writing, Short Films, Beat Making and many many more awesome things are happening at The Märchen Sagen Academy for Visual Storytellers After School Program over the next year! We look forward to hosting your kids and welcoming your family! The fun starts August 1st!
Is your family already registered? Please download, fill out and return the 2016 Parent Pack as soon as possible!
Click the link below and sign up today!
Category : announcements
We are here! Our little kick-off party on Friday (the 13th 😉 felt like the entire city was there! It was a blessing to have our big day coincide with City of Decatur’s Lantern Festival. Plenty of kids and folks from the community were around and we thoroughly enjoyed spreading the word about what we will be doing here!
What an occasion and reason to celebrate my friends! Earlier in the day, we signed our paperwork with Private Bank of Decatur and received the necessary support to get our little nonprofit off of the ground! The 13th of May will always be remembered as our Founders Day!
Arianna, Eric Swilling (Private Bank of Decatur), Leonard Thibadeau (co-owner of the Houston house), Toni and myself, Rob Beall (Private Bank of Decatur) and Stephen (co-owner of the Houston House).
“Festicciola”, as Arianna says, is an Italian word that roughly translates to “the little party”. We plan to make this day a day to be remembered annually, reminding us of our humble beginnings, big dreams and the manifesting of the initial vision into substantial and physical form. We are so happy to announce this little academy’s arrival in Downtown Decatur. Please check out some of the pics in our gallery below. Also, the pics were from late in the evening and there are a LOT of people missing from earlier in the day! Our first investors Devaughn and Shahnaz love you guys! Jon, Cohen and Kate were great! Khalfani and Makeda you guys came through! Bill and Karen thx for coming out with the kids and friends! See all of you soon!