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Phenakistoscope disk by Shafia, 8th Grade, Rochester International Academy

Exploring Animation: Rochester International Academy Phenakistoscope Discovery Project
October 7, 2023–February 25, 2024

The Rochester International Academy (RIA) was founded by the Rochester City School District in 2011 to facilitate the cultural and academic transition of newly arrived English language learners. Rochester International Academy students worked with Art Teacher Ben Rubin for an introduction to the theme of moving images bridging traditional and digital media. Through this project, the students explored multiple artistic media, the optical illusion that makes all forms of animation possible, and their own creativity.
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