Holiday Sale 2017

What better gift than the gift of a new skill?  From now until December 21st, save 15% when you register for a Media Art Workshop, on top of any membership discount.  Gift cards are also available, so you can finish your shopping with us!  Check out the current class schedule.



Greetings from Squeaky Wheel Education!

As we wrap up our our fall workshop programming and get ready for the holidays, we wanted to offer some highlights of what’s been happening this season. Check out our new newsletter feature, Snapshot, where we highlight remarkable people and stories we encounter through our program.

We’re also busy preparing for a whole new slate of classes starting in January of Media Arts Workshops (MAWs) and Tech Arts for Girls (TAG)!  Peruse below for details and opportunities.

– The Education Team

Our next cycle of MAWs is starting up in January, featuring our staple courses and few new ones.

  • Video Production
  • Video Editing
  • Intro to InDesign
  • Web Design
  • Intro to Audio Production

For full class descriptions, dates, and registration information, click on the banner.

Stay tuned for special Master Classes focusing on advanced media art techniques.

The next season of Tech Arts for Girls focuses on the progression of technology in filmmaking, from the birth of the medium up to current cutting edge tools.  The series culminates in a group production of a music video.  We encourage students to sign up for the entire series, but students may pick and choose which sessions to attend. Here is a list of our offerings:

  • The Silent Film
  • Flashes and Bangs: Trick Films
  • 3D Modeling
  • Character Animator
  • The Music Video

For full class descriptions, dates, and registration information, click on the banner.

Jamie and Rich Teach West Side Teens

Rich and Jaime Herbeck are excited to be leading the Storytelling Through Filmmaking class at West Side Studios. Fresh from a year of teaching creative arts at a project-based learning school in Cambodia, the duo is eager to help transform the big ideas of West Side students into visually expressive short films. Rich is a screenwriter by trade and a Buffalo native with 11 years of experience working in Hollywood. His feature film, Emelie, was produced in Buffalo in 2014. Jaime has a background in photography, event planning, marketing and ESL teaching.

Youth Win at Film Festival


Manuel, Morerro and Muhammad, If I Had a Trillion Dollars (2015).

Recently three students from Squeaky Wheel and Buffalo Center for Art & Technology’s Buffalo Youth Media Institute were awarded “Best Social Commentary” at the Rod Serling Film Festival in Binghampton, NY.

Wilson Morerro, Jefferson Manuel, and Saeed Muhammad originally created their film, If I Had a Trillion Dollars, for the 2015 edition of the If I Had a Trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival, which focused on youth voices discussing the national budget.

You can watch their film here.

Did you know that Squeaky Wheel can provide custom workshops to help your small business or company become media-independent?  We’ll work with you to develop a curriculum that fits your unique needs, and hold a private class in the best location and at the best time for you.

For more information, click on the banner or contact

Do you want to help support Squeaky Wheel Education?  We are in need of expanding our educational equipment library with new cameras, tripods, and mics. New and updated equipment allows us to better support and develop our program offerings for our students.  To make a donation, stop in, call 716.884.7172, or contact!  Thank you!