Animation II: Part I

Do you have a passion for animation? Do you have a character that you want to see come alive on the “big screen”? Are you curious about how films such as Boxtrolls, or cartoons like Adventure Time are made? Animation II is ideal for hard working students looking to challenge their creativity skills.

Students will learn the key fundamentals of animation through discussion and observation. Classwork will consist of projects based on the animation lesson discussed in class. Students will be separated in groups based on different styles of animation—traditional and stop motion. Story structure and storytelling will be explored through the creation of story boards. The program will end with students producing short animated films.

Our more advanced students (ages 14+) will focus on the elements of 3D modeling and design, while also learning animation fundamentals. Students will create concept characters through traditional mediums and learn to design them in 3D. The workshop is taught by an experienced instructor and animator. All materials will be provided (if you have your own that is great too!)

Dates, times & tuition:

Dates: 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30 (price includes all dates)
Times: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM — Please note there are no classes on 4/16 (Easter).
The class is capped at 16 students.
Tuition: $195, Sibling discount $180

Animation II: Part II

Upon completing the initial five-week class, we encourage students looking to expand their knowledge of animation to stay for an additional five-week class session. In this part of the class, we will go further into animation fundamentals and storytelling. Students will create a short film with a structured story by the end of this session. 

3D Design students who wish to stay another five classes will explore additional 3D software and create more intricate designs. 

Dates, times & tuition:

Dates: 5/7, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11 (price includes all dates)
Times: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM — Please note there are no classes on 5/14 (Mother's Day).
The class is capped at 16 students.
Tuition: $195, Sibling discount $180

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore different mediums of animation, while also learning the fundamentals associated with all forms of animation
  • Create imaginative characters out of clay, toys, and objects from home
  • Design characters from pencil and paper to be featured in traditional projects
  • Utilize creative and structural thinking skills to write a story with a beginning, middle, and end along with a story board
  • Use video and audio equipment technically and creatively
  • Apply organizational, intentional, technical, and creative skills to put together different elements of film with sound effects
  • Conceptualize 3D designs using 2D methods (Advanced students only)