If you know the Smurfs, then you know the work of Gerard Baldwin.
Children attending Discovery College at LSC-Kingwood will have the amazing opportunity to learn from this Emmy award winning television producer.
Baldwin will teach Classical Perspective for ages 12 to 14, July 7 through 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and How to Write Animated Cartoons for ages 12 to 14, July 14 through 18, 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Baldwin says the Classical Perspective class will appeal to anyone interested in learning to draw. Students will learn what perspective is, what the horizon line is and about one and two point perspective.
"Each day, students will have something accomplished to take home and show mom," he says.
In How to Write Animated Cartoons, students will learn the numerous steps involved in producing a cartoon. These steps include, determining the client and their needs, coming up with a premise, as well as concepts and characters and completing an outline.
Baldwin hopes students interested in this process will come away with valuable knowledge. He learned a lot, not in a classroom, but from a mentoring adult when he was the age his Discovery College students will be.
"I hope the students will learn something from me. When I was young, I lived near a radio station, there was no television back then, and I would walk down there and the announcer would read my scripts, make changes and suggestions and that's how I learned to write."
Baldwin is an adjunct professor at LSC-Kingwood and continues to stay busy creating one of a kind originals of the many characters that made him famous. Other popular cartoons he worked on in the past, included Mr. Magoo, Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle and many others.
To find out more, visit http://www.gerardbaldwin.com/.
Discovery College is a summer youth program, providing programs that are both fun and educational. Students develop skills and learn new ones in a warm and friendly environment. With over 75 one-week courses taught by knowledgeable instructors, usually certified teachers, there is something to interest even the choosiest kids.
Discovery College begins June 9 and runs through August 8, for children ages 6 to 14. Classes are offered Monday through Friday and change weekly. Sessions will be held 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m. Students may attend morning, afternoon, or all day. Those attending all day will need to bring a sack lunch. All Discovery College participants will receive a t-shirt. Sessions start at $85.
For schedules, class descriptions and registration forms, visit Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/DiscoveryCollege or call 281-312-1760. You may register in person, by mail or by fax. The emergency form must accompany the registration form and payment.
Register today for Summer Term I (June 2-July 8), Summer Term II (July 10-Aug. 14) and Fall (Aug. 25-Dec. 14) credit classes online, by telephone and on-site. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.