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Bringing breakthrough creative education experiences to Central Ohio through after school classes, in-school programs, and workshops for families and adults.

GSVA Media Studio



Photography and Filmmaking

The GSVA Media Studio is an after-school, digital learning center in which teen students learn how to bring design thinking and visual storytelling to life.  The GSVA Media Studio provides an environment rarely found in most schools but demanded by industry leaders.  Our educational goal in the GSVA Media Studio is to cultivate a new generation of confident innovators, inventors, leaders and scientists in every field who see and understand the world through the lens of a designer.  Students bring their own ideas and posed problems to the table and GSVA helps guide their vision through photography and/or filmmaking. We provide the tools, technology and creative support to venture into the world of digital media.


Teen Intro to Design

This brand new introductory design course offered in the GSVA media studio will cover the foundations of design, an important path to all creative exploration. This course will include an Introduction to Adobe Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator) for illustrative and design purposes that can lead into more extensive instruction for graphic design, web design, and interactive packaging. 

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Teen Intro to Digital Photography

In this introduction to photography course, have fun with this storytelling medium as well as learning the in-studio techniques to successfully telling your story through the lens. Students will learn things such as achieving proper exposure, understanding lenses, better understanding of file formats, digital video possibilities, lighting techniques, understanding camera formats (medium, large, etc.), and extensive shooting practice to discover individual photographic voices.

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Cedar Rapids

In spring of 2010, a group of novice film students, lead by Sundance award winning filmmaker Mike Yearling, embarked upon a collaborative film showcasing the human compassion during the time of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa flooding.  Watch the compelling documentary short  and be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit.

One year after the Cedar Rapids experience, two of the former students went on to lead the Granville Lego Aces.  In the summer of 2011, their team won 1st place in the worldwide MoonBots competition using the GSVA Media Studio!  GSVA's own Jennifer Pentecost made her debut performance as an actor in the featured video below.  Check it out then also visit the Lego Aces website.

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Donate To GSVA

Please consider supporting the work of GSVA. Your support helps us bring this unique arts education to schools, students, and children who would not otherwise be able to afford it.

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740 587 2371

537 Jones Road
Granville, Ohio 43023

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GSVA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization collaborating with top artists and designers to bring breakthrough creative education experiences to Central Ohio.