Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Animation

Open to students ages 12–15.
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

Bring your imagination to life, create, produce and direct your own Stop Motion film! Learn stop motion animation techniques, develop characters, sets, storyboards and stories in this week long class. Students learn to set-up an animation station at home and are guided through the creative process of producing a short animation film. / Open to students ages 12–15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete registration policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 28July 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Animation

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Katie Maren Nelson
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

This class is an introduction to stop-motion animation, covering frame by frame techniques and basic concepts of this traditional and very hands-on style of animation. This is an eye opening experience into a classic technique. The instructor shares behind-the-scenes videos of animations that use stop-motion animation techniques. Students dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12July 16Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive, Animation

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Katie Maren Nelson
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $450.00

In this weeklong intensive, high school students explore the animation major. In this class, students engage in demonstrations and lectures while working independently on assignments designed to hone their skills, ideas, and critical thinking skills. This class offers an introduction to hand-drawn animation, covering basic techniques and concepts. Students use aspects of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to bring their animations to life.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 2August 6Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.