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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.

Animation Projects

ages 10-15 (limit 10)

Create imaginative films and unleash you creativity in Animation Projects. This class will allow you to get a more depth experience learning the principles of animation and storytelling. We will build sets and characters, and learn advanced techniques. (Period 1)

Instructor(s):Skip Wrightson

 

Stop Motion Go!

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

Have you ever wanted to make your favorite stuffed animal come to life? Do you look at acorns and see a head with a funny hat? Does tinfoil remind you of the shine of the moon? If so, learn how to use these simple materials to create realistic characters sets and in StopMotion Go! We will practice a variety of production and construction techniques as we design and animate a film as a group. (Period 3)

Instructor(s):Skip Wrightson

 

Moving Pictures

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

Bring life to your drawings with just a flip of a page. Moving pictures is an animation class with an emphasis on hand drawn animation. We will draw from life, cartoons and even experiment with the exercises Disney animators used to create their classic movies. Get ready for silly drawing projects and flip books galore. (Period 5)

Instructor(s):Skip Wrightson

 

Animation

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Like to draw, paint, construct scenes, or tell stories? Have you ever wished your pictures would come to life? Then animation is the course for you. We’ll learn the basics like flipbooks, sand animation, cut-outs, and more. We’ll even invent some new techniques together. Join us and discover the magic of putting your art in motion. (Period 6)

Instructor(s):Barrett Lanigan

 

Live Action Animated Movie

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Worlds collide as Live Action Animation blends live action performances with animated characters and settings.  We will explore special techniques like pixelation animation and rotoscoping to create imaginative new worlds and characters.  If you’re into special effects and dreaming up fantastic situations then join Live Action Animation and let your imagination run wild! (Period 6)

Instructor(s):Harrison Simon, Skip Wrightson