We are very pleased to announce that Cristal Buemi will be joining the Toronto Animated Image Society – TAIS for a part-time position as our Outreach Coordinator. Long-time TAIS member and a well-known artist in the community, Cristal will be taking her extensive knowledge of animation and experience in course instruction to help run an exciting season of Studio Skills and Animation City programs at TAIS!
You can reach Cristal at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding workshops, courses, and Animation City programs.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Canada, Cristal Buemi has created multilingual works through the use of platforms such as stop motion animation, collage, film, photography and digital design. Her background in digital media (BA – Ryerson University 2009), art fundamentals (Certificate – Sheridan College 2015) and stop motion animation (MA – Bau Design College of Barcelona 2016) are showcased through her mixed media approach that integrates old techniques with new technologies. Her work is driven by the exploration of materials and how to utilize them in innovative ways. Both her collaborative and individual works have been exhibited in Europe, North and South America.
Cristal’s passion for creative expression has enabled her involvement in the artistic community with various organizations such as SKETCH, Toronto Animated Image Society and TIFF’s outreach programs. As a facilitator she has had the opportunity to work with participants of various ages and backgrounds, helping to advance their creative practices. She is excited to take on the role of Outreach Coordinator at TAIS and is looking forward to supporting and further developing both the Animation City and Studio Skills programing.