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Our experienced teachers make the riveting world of animation accessible. Create stop motion masterpieces, develop your claymation skills, and watch your ideas come to life on the big screen at the Arts Festival. Imagination is the only requirement.

Moving Pictures

Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Bring life to your drawings with just the flip of a page! Moving pictures is an animation class with an emphasis on hand drawn animation. We will use fun flip books, stacks of computer paper and even receipt paper rolls to create silly drawings of Unusual Things that come to life! (Period 1)

Department: animation

 

Advanced Animation Lab

Ages 11-15 (Limit 10)

Do you have experience in animation and want to expand your knowledge? In Advanced Animation Lab, you will learn high-level techniques behind 2D, live-action, and stop-motion animation. There will be multiple projects throughout the session exploring each style of animation and the different forms of technology used. After experimenting with different styles, you will be able to create your own independent project/movie using any style you want! You will be provided a good amount of independence with experienced counselors available for feedback! (Period 2)

Department: animation

 

Paper Puppets in Motion

Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Bring your drawings to life by turning a drawing on paper into a movable paper puppet! We will learn several techniques for constructing puppets and then animate them. Your characters will be able to wave, walk, and dance! (Period 3)

Department: animation

 

The Order of Infinite Illusions

Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Come join the esteemed order of infinite illusions. We are the newest animation collective bestowing camp with the most surreal and eye-catching art on video. Teleport to the bottom of the ocean with our green screen or project an alien invasion onto the parking lot! Exploring old and new technology, we will immerse ourselves in the creation of something that is both thought-provoking and enchanting! Only you will truly know the magic behind the animation! (Period 5)

Department: animation

Claymation

Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Have you seen movies like “Shaun the Sheep” or “Early Man” and wondered how they bring clay objects to life? In Claymation you will discover the magic behind these stop-motion  animated movies and create your own movie with clay characters! Using professional animation computer programs and digital cameras, you will learn various techniques used by expert animators in Hollywood! If you love creating stories or just doing cool things with clay, then this is the class for you! Beginners and intermediates welcome! (Period 6)

Department: animation