In the last two weeks of February, the Moxie hosted 360 third graders from 10 Springfield Public Schools for our Exploring Visual Literacy Experience. They joined us at the theater for a 90 minute workshop where they explored the art and science of visual storytelling. We were surprised and excited every day by their engagement and thoughtful comments as they explored how color, camera shots and sound communicate meaning. Thanks to a grant from the Springfield Regional Arts Council and support from our members, we were able to offer this unique out-of-classroom experience at no cost to schools.
Our goal is to expand it to include even more schools in future years. Take a look at these photos and if you feel inspired, please consider making a donation at MoxieCinema.com to help us engage even more young people through the power of film.