Animation II: Advanced Classes 

Do you have a passion for animation, or do you have a character that you want to see come alive on the “big screen”? Or are you curious about how films such as Boxtrolls and Coraline are made? Advanced Stop Motion Animation is ideal for students with a basic understanding of Advanced Stop Motion Animation.

Students will focus on advanced storytelling, character rigging using wire armature, and designing and building sets as well as editing with Premiere Pro. Students will also have the option of exploring various types of animations such as hand drawn animation, abstract storytelling, and other experimental forms of stop motion. Advanced animation classes are suitable for students 14 and older (adults are welcome!). There will be a screening party on the last day of class.

The workshop is taught by an experienced instructor and animator. All materials will be provided (if you have your own that is great too!)

Learning objectives:

  • Observe, comprehend, and analyze a story by viewing different films
  • Utilize creative and structural thinking skills to write a story with a beginning, middle, and end and draw a story board
  • Create imaginative characters out of personal toy figures, Advanced Stop Motion Animation, and other inanimate objects brought from home or a store
  • Use intent and resourcefulness while building sets relevant to the characters and the story plot
  • Use video and audio equipment technically and creatively
  • Apply organizational, intentional, technical, and creative skills to put together different elements of the films with music, sound effects,
    voice over, and graphics using non-linear editing tools


Dates and times:

Dates: 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11 (price includes all dates)
Times: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM — Please note there are no classes on 4/16 (Easter) and 5/14 (Mother’s Day)
The class is capped at 16 students.

Video Slideshow

Student Videos


Stick Guy and the Beanstalk

Alien Invasion

The Movie Not About John Cena