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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”. At the end of the week, you take home a stop-motion-animated short film to share with family and friends.

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value)!

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

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.

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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.

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
12:00pm
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins
5:00pm
Pick-up Ends
5:00pm
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

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.

 

Reserving your student’s space today is hassle-free. If plans change you have until February 2020 to receive a full refund!

 

 

Camp Upgrades

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

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Extended Stay

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

“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

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

The Best 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 is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.