Intro to Animation

Ages
Grades 3–5
Date
Mon–Fri, Jul 2–13, no class Wed, Jul 4 | 9am–4pm
Cost
Sold out, scholarships still available
Location
Learning Center

Be prepared to rethink and re-imagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator in this two-week class. Drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques will be explored alongside The 12 Principles of Animation, with an emphasis on Timing, Spacing, and Staging. Students will create multiple animation tests and a final project done in paper cut out animation.

Class culminates in a gallery-style showcase of artwork with a screening of all final projects for family and friends. This class is intended for students interested in learning the process of animation. Students will be working in the studio for the majority of the hours class is in session. This class is recommended for students with very little or no experience in animation.

Other Programs

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    Every Wed, Jan 9–Feb 27 | 4–6pm
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    Every Wed, Mar 6–Apr 24 | 4–6pm
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    Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 |10am–12:30pm
    Exception: No class on Apr 21.
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    Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 | 1:30–4pm
    Exception: No class on Apr 21.
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    Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 | 1:30–4pm
    Exception: No class on Apr 21.
  • Classes
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    Mon–Fri | June 10–21
    9am–4pm
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    Mon–Fri | June 10–21
    9am–4pm
  • Join us for this two-week journey into the world of comics as we explore this unique form of visual storytelling. Learn what it takes to plan out your...
    Mon–Fri | Jun 24–Jul 6 | 9am–4pm
    No Class: Jul 4; Make-up Class: Jul 6
  • In this two-week session, join us as we explore theme park attractions and what it takes to build both intricate and immersive designs.
    Mon–Fri | Jun 24–Jul 6 | 9am–4pm
    No Class: Jul 4; Make-up Class: Jul 6
  • This incredible two-week journey will take a look at what it means to be a woman in animation and helps students design their own female lead...
    Mon–Fri | Jul 8–19 | 9am–4pm
  • Join us for this two-week, intensive class that focuses on digital 2D animation. Learn how to take a character and bring them to life using classical,...
    Mon–Fri | Jul 8–19 | 9am–4pm
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    Mon–Fri | Jul 22–Aug 2 | 9am–4pm