Girls Making Media Instructors-
Quin Elizabeth Wilson is GMM's Director and Lead Instructor, and she is thrilled with the progress of so many young women in the field of Media Arts!
Emma Hughes-Juan Her video making skills will continue to expand while creating promotional media for organizations and business in Pima county and beyond.
Girls Making Media is happy to announce a collaboration with Desiree Gonzales, three year GMM student and intern, to present her new series of classes called Go Inspirational! to a generation of girls in Pima County. Blending Self-Empowerment activities and Self Awareness through Media exercises, girls aged 10-14 will gain confidence and poise, by learning to be themselves. See Class page for upcoming sessions.
Quin has been an independent media maker since 2002. She founded the WomanKraft Digital Arts Studio in 2005 and created Girls Making Media in 2008. For the 2010-2011 season, she was the lead Digital Instructor, as well as the Publicity/Recruitment Director.
Emma Hughes-Juan was GMM's Youth Instructor for the 2010-2011 season.
She is aged 18 and she has participated with GMM since 2009.
Emma has been working on 'short videos' for about 5 years. She has a business producing photographic and video projects for clients, and she wishes to become a documentary filmmaker. She served as a peer educator for the Tohono O'Odham youth suicide prevention in their summer leadership camp. She graduated from homeschool and is currently attending pima community college as a general studies major. She is a Commissioner on the Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission.
For the GMM 2010-2011 season, as Youth Instructor, Emma practiced her digital skills while she mentored girls new to media creation.
For the 2008-2009 season, Quin Elizabeth Wilson was the lead Instructor for the 5 sessions. For the 2009-2010 season, Quin mentored Stephanie Smith (see below) as she learned how to make media segments, and teach beginning digital media skills to others. She was also the Digital Instructor for the advanced “studio” sessions.
For the 2008-2009 season, Stephanie Smith was the Americorp/VISTA Young Women's Leadership Coordinator for the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission, assigned to the Girls Making Media program as publicity and recruitment. Program Director Quin invited Stephanie to volunteer and train as digital instructor. Mid-season Quin invited Stephanie to write parts of a grant for the American Association of University Women. Stephanie wrote parts pertaining to publicity and recruitment as well as concepts for a future Girls Making Media Coalition.
For the 2009-2010 season, Stephanie was the Recruitment and Publicity Director, as well as the Digital Instructor for the beginning sessions. In 2 seasons Stephanie recruited approximately 35 teen girls from extremely diverse backgrounds as well as instructed and assisted each participant in the creation of their media segment.