We have a very “creator-focused” environment. The Visual Storytellers Afternoon Enrichment Program at the MSA house is a hub for inspired thought, with lots of rooms, equipment and opportunities to explore creating and manifesting different ideas. We are focused on creating content and working with technology in expressive ways. Producing VLOGs, original songs, photography, stop-motion animation and many other disciplines allows all of our kids to create content that they are excited about. The MSA Kids are telling stories in unique ways and learning how to utilize technology to exercise their creative muscles!
In our break and summer programs, kids will learn the fundamentals of producing and editing VLOGS, making Stop-Motion Animation videos, music videos, DSLR camera operation basics, working with iOS devices, lighting basics, filming on green screen, scoring and editing in iMovie. Kids also experience an entirely different level of “free-up” in our recording studio while recording original songs, learning electronic music production, songwriting and audio engineering fundamentals. Art enrichment is encouraged and promoted with daily classes in art and painting as well as opportunities to draw and create props and backgrounds for some of our productions.
Our themes and projects change from week to week, and kids often find themselves performing all sorts of creative tasks. For instance, we have found ourselves in the studio writing and producing a song during a filmmaking week because the project we were working called for a band to be performing a song at the end. Kids are exposed to many different disciplines all the time depending on the directions of their imaginations.
Snacks are provided daily, with walking field trips to local parks and the Decatur Square. We offer Stop-Motion Animation, Filmmaking and VLOGGING K.A.M.P. throughout the year and during the summer. For full day K.A.M.P. please pack a lunch. Feel free to send additional snacks if needed!
2018 Summer K.A.M.P. Themes
5/28 Week 1: VLOGGERs KAMP
6/04 Week 2: Stop-Motion Animation KAMP
6/11 Week 3: Filmmaking KAMP
6/18 Week 4: VLOGGERs KAMP
6/25 Week 5: Stop-Motion Animation KAMP
7/02 Week 6: Filmmaking KAMP
7/09 Week 7: VLOGGERs KAMP
7/16 Week 8: Stop-Motion Animation KAMP
7/23 Week 9: Filmmaking KAMP
We have converted to month-month tuition payments with the addition of our new auto-tuition payment process. All fees are non-refundable. Do not register unless you are certain your child will attend. We do not issue credits, refunds or transfer of registration.
3 day, 2 day and drop-in registrations are available with transportation included in the tuition.
The Full Week | Mon-Fri
$429 per month (5 days per week)
The Busy Week | Parents Pick The Days
$351 per month (3 days per week)
Learners | Parents Pick The Days
$255 per month (2 days per week)
$42 a day drop-in
Break and Summer K.A.M.P.
$345 per week
$69 a day drop-in
Registration is due on the 15th of the month prior to next month. For example, September 1st registration is due on August 15th. Our transportation fee is included in the registration fee. Auto-Pay is available and required for students who will attend our program from month-to-month. Parent accounts that are enrolled will be processed on the 15th of the month.
We do provide discounts for our families who are teachers and who register siblings. Please enter the following codes at registration:
For teacher discounts: “teacher”
Sibling discounts: “sibling”
Your kids may have heard of Jake and Logan Paul, Casey Neistat, and DanTDM, with many of the kids following them and their counterparts for the daily “VLOGs” that they produce. So many kids dream of being the face of their YouTube VLOG, and we want to help them learn the basics of doing it! VLOGGERS K.A.M.P. Registration is online! Turn the camera around, build a cool intro, learn the components of an interesting VLOG and develop their own show! Producing and editing videos with iPhones, iPads and a professional DSLRs will be covered. There will be Minecraft and personal/character VLOGS, electronic music production, voice overs, lighting and green screen basics, LEGO STOP-MOTION and special EFX! We typically visit the square, pop popcorn and film at the rec center park! Snacks included, bring a lunch. We finish up our week with our “Wrap Party” with cones from @butterandcreamatl !!! Limited seating only 15 crew members!
New Guests = New Experiences
We have a few guests that will visit MSA on a regular basis and bring some exciting opportunities to our little program. Two additional opportunities for enrichment are in photography and robotics. On Fridays, we will transform one of our rooms into a studio to produce and film DIY photography and craft lessons for kids with The Camera Lady! Known for her amazing skills behind the lens, The Camera Lady has been an after school fixture in CoD for many years.
Work Produced by MSA Kids
MSA VLOG “Sour Challenge”
“World Wrestling Legos” Stop-Motion Animation
“The Missing” A short film
Paper Airplane School VOL. 1
“The New World” A Stop Motion Short
Mya’s VLOG Animation