A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation showcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects. Occurring March–May 2019, the workshop is led by Reel Grrls teaching artist, filmmaker, and animator Celena Adler and supported by assistant teaching artist Elise Harper. Students not only collaborated to produce animated projects, but also participated in the exhibition design process, gaining firsthand knowledge of behind the scenes in the Museum.
The Partnership for Youth program is an ongoing partnership between the Associated Recreation Council at Yesler Community Center and the Frye Art Museum. Presented annually, each free workshop series offers teens the chance to work with trained professionals to learn creative skills that can be transferred to a career. The works created during each session culminate in an exhibition at the Frye Art Museum.