2005: Creek Project


2005's program ran from June 20th–July 1st with 18 young women from Columbus area public and private high schools. These young women were mentored during their two-week study by six women graduate students and two staff members from ACCAD.

This year's program looked at digital artists as proponents of social change through their art and animation. Projects focused on creating 3D animation with Maya on the topic of Ohio's Darby Creek watershed, its history, value and preservation needs. During the first week of the program the group traveled to the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and researched issues surrounding the creek and watershed. In the second week of the program the girls created final animation projects that visualized their thoughts, research and opinions on Darby Creek using their research and software experiences from the preceding week.



Group Projects

TEAM 1: History

Students: Jennifer, Katie, and Gabrielle

Mentor: Katie Lynch

TEAM 2: Watershed

Students: Kathleen, Allison and Tristyn

Mentor: Esther Palmer


TEAM 3: Species

Students: Dominique, Kathryn and Daelann

Mentor: Melissa Crum


TEAM 4: Ecosystems

Students: Ajda, Malory and Taryn

Mentor: Cara Christenson

TEAM 5: Threats

Students: Erica, Natalia and Tyne

Mentor: Alice Panek


TEAM 5: Stewardship

Students: Rachel, Meagan and Lindsey

Mentor: Fran Kalal


student working at computer
student getting equipped with motion capture suit