Greetings from Squeaky Wheel Education!

Change is afoot around here as we transition into the fall.  For one, we’re overhauling how we approach our Media Arts Workshops (MAW) to provide a more cohesive and personalized experience for you.  We’re also welcoming a new member to the Squeaky Wheel team, upgrading our Adobe software, and launching our latest youth program, West Side Studios.

We hope that these changes will enable us to provide improved inclusive media arts education for the Western New York  area.  Stay tuned for further updates.

– The Education Team

Our lab is now equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud!  This will provide our students and members with continuing access to the latest versions of programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and more!  This upgrade was made possible by a generous grant from the Baird Foundation.

The Fall 2016 season of Media Art Workshops (MAW) is here!

  • Video Production
  • Video Editing
  • Digital Imaging and Design
  • Web Design

Click on the banner image to view the schedule or register.

Students in our Buffalo Youth Media Institute program, hosted by our wonderful partners at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, spent this past summer producing a documentary short on the state of the hip-hop scene in the city.  This allowed them to learn and practice interviewing techniques, video production skills, and video editing skills — competencies they can use in future employment.

The final version of the documentary is coming soon, so watch out for it on our Vimeo page!  Meanwhile, take a look at the trailer!

We’re thrilled to say that West Side Studios, our media arts education and workforce development program presented in partnership with PUSH Buffalo and Ujima Theatre, is about to enter its first pilot year.  This two-year, after-school initiative provides West Side teenagers with media arts training and a pipeline into relevant employment from PUSH’s Grant Street Neighborhood Center.  For more information or registration, click the banner image.
We’re seeking qualified media arts teachers for a part-time position starting September 26. If you would like to get involved, click here.

Tech Arts for Girls is in its 17th year of providing innovative hands on workshops for young girls. This Fall we will be hosting “Art of Video Process & Play” and “Voices: Stories from Our Perspective.” Click the banner image to learn more or register.

Squeaky Wheel is also pleased to welcome AmeriCorps VISTA member Evan Szymanski as Education Coordinator for the coming year.  Evan will be helping to strengthen and expand the organization’s educational offerings through fundraising, promotional, and systems work.

Evan graduated from Houghton College in 2016, earning degrees in writing and media arts.  While working on his degree he also operated as a freelance media artist, producing videos, graphical assets, and copy.  He enjoys being in positions of leadership and teaching, and is excited to be at Squeaky Wheel.