Adventures in Animation

One-Week Adventure | Ages 9-12

Adventures in Animation

One-Week Adventure | Ages 9-12

Imagine and Create Your Own Animated Movie

Learn how to produce animated cartoons and movies uses the same processes as animators at Pixar, Cartoon Network, and Disney do.

Create drawings and bring them to life, using production techniques such as timelines and keyframes in Toon Boom Harmony™- the same software used to create Spongebob and many more popular cartoons. Work as part of a team and make friends who share your interests as you explore other animation techniques like claymation and “humanimation”.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Toon Boom Harmony
Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Toon Boom Harmony

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

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Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Animation skills and the fundamentals of storytelling
  • How to create “claymation” and “humanimation”
  • Cartoon drawing skills
  • How to develop a cartoon and create a character
  • How to use Toon Boom Harmony, professional animation software

What Students Create

  • Digital illustrations and simple drawings
  • Storyboards and project plans for their animation projects
  • 2D animated short films using keyframes and simple drawings
  • A stop-motion animated film using clay and props
  • A final animation reel that shows off their work as well as their final project

About Animation and Filmmaking Courses

Our animation and filmmaking courses will help you learn how to create your own original movies using professional software just like the pros! In this course, you’ll create your own animated clips using the same techniques as animators at Disney, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. Discover the process of cartoon creation and character creation, then explore the fundamentals of both claymation and “humanimation”, which is animation using live actors! Explore more filmmaking and photography courses. Explore more animation and design courses.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

Download the Complete Course Guide

Learn more about Adventures in Animation by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 you’ll receive full credit for Summer 2021. Terms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to be good at drawing?
No, not at all, but an interest in drawing helps.

“I liked claymation and learning about new stuff on the computer so I can get better at technology at school this fall!”

Ella H.

Adventures in Animation

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff are experienced and trained to provide a learning environment that is safe and ideal for learning.