Animation I - Intro (Flip books)
Ages 9 - 13


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Bring your artwork to life! Come attend the HSArts Animation Camps and learn how to apply basic animation principles to character development and background design. Join budding artists on your journey together to explore your creativity and discover your inner artist. Experience the wonders of the world of animation this summer at HSArts!

In the Introductory Animation I Camp, you will learn about the history and basics of animation, character development and background design, before culminating in a colored flip book featuring your own original character. No computer is needed; Everything is offline.
    $450/week
    Session II: July 5-July 23
    1:00pm–4:00pm, Monday–Friday
    Early drop off and late pick-up extended care available
    Camp Overview

    1. History of Animation
    Explore the history of motion art, starting from the 1800s and the Wheel of Life, developing through animation studios such as Disney and Pixar, to the cartoons and anime of today.

    2. Character Design and "Character Turn-Around"
    Create your character and defining traits that makes it unique, from the name and identity, to the shape, silhouette, and characteristic posture.


    3. Environment Design
    Create the world your character will thrive in. Learn about the layers of the environment, designing your foreground, midground, and background.


    4. Animation Principles
    Discover the basic animation principles that will bring motion to your art. Learn about keyframes, breakdowns, pose-to-pose, and in-betweens and how to use them.


    5. Create a Flipbook
    Put it all together and create your non-digital flipbook. Unleash your creativity and bring your character to life.

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    Registration Fee
    (One-Time)
    $50
    Early drop off

    8:30am–9:00am

    Fees apply
    HSArts COVID guidelines


    Each of our 3-week camp cohorts will have a teacher-student ratio of 1:10.

               Following DPH Guidelines, HSArts Summer Camps require:

              1. Children and youth attend the first week of each session;
                   * Those who do not attend the first week may not join the session.
              2. Masks worn while on campus;
              3. Students socially distanced 6 feet apart.

    As we continue to face the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, HSArts is committed to supporting families this summer. If you are uncomfortable with our in-person summer option, we will work with you to find the best solution for your family.

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      —Yvonne, parent of 12 and 8 years old


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      —Angel, 13


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      —Nan, parent of 11 year old


    • Dance classes were so fun and the teachers were so amazing that I wanted to stay for full-time!


      —Jocelyn


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    Help your friends save $50 off camp tuition.
    Receive a $50 voucher for each referral.
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    Sibling discounts - receive a 10% tuition discount for your second child, and 20% off for a third child

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    Discover new possibilities.
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