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2D Animation & Digital Illustration

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

2D Animation & Digital Illustration

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Draw and Illustrate Your Own Animations

At the beginning of the week, students will look at the professional animation pipeline, strongly focusing on illustrative pre-production. Students will utilize industry standard tools like Photoshop and Toon Boom Harmony.

By the end of the week, students will have created a “production packet” of illustrated works and apply those creations to a final animation, replicating the process industry professionals follow in major studios.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Photoshop, Toon Boom Harmony, Wacom Drawing Tablets

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Photoshop, Toon Boon
Harmony, Wacom Drawing Tablets

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

Skill: Beginning – Advanced: Good for students at all experience levels

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The Animation Pre-Production Pipeline
  • Illustrating in Photoshop
  • Animating in Toon Boom Harmony

What Students Create

  • Digital Drawings
  • An Illustrated Pre-Production Packet
  • Character Sheets and Turnarounds
  • A Short Animation Showcasing Their Work

More About This Course

Our 3D Modeling + Design courses prepare students with the skills they will need working in a professional 3D modeling, animation, and design environment. The 2D Animation & Digital Illustration course allows students to explore digital illustration using Adobe Photoshop and animation concepts using Toon Boom Harmony. Students will explore professional workflows as they develop animation and illustration skills working on original projects. You’ll complete the week by putting together a portfolio of your work that can be shared with friends and family or included with a college submission.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is any kind of artistic knowledge or experience required for this course?

No. No prior artistic knowledge or animation experience is required. This is an introductory course.

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.

08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Completion

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $68/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $675/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $405/weekend at select locations.

“It was really fun getting to work and learn with friends as well as a very helpful and funny teacher. I was able to get lots of feedback and help as I learned new things.”

Will R.

3D Modeling with Maya

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Top-Notch Staff

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

Well-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, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

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