A mobile media classroom where students can experience and create media art and work on their own media literacy.
First Take: Mobile Media Classroom is an art education experience that offers low-cost, high-quality media art making to young students. Offered through Pittsburgh area arts organizations, the program is a collaborative effort between Dreams of Hope, its fiscal sponsor, and Gateway to the Arts teaching artist Paul Kruse. It brings learning 21st Century skills and media literacy to students through the creation of short animations, videos, sounds and images. With each arts-integrated residency that takes place in an area grade school or middle school, students are exposed to new ways of thinking about technology and media creation and taught not only to create, but to understand how to seize control of their own experiences in our media-saturated world.