Awesome Animations (Stop-Motion Filmmaking) (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Awesome Animations (Stop-Motion Filmmaking) (in person)

This class teaches a variety of animation techniques, from flipbooks to stop-motion animation. Ages 9-12

Students create characters, set designs and stories as they learn how to use a variety of materials, clay, paper, everyday objects and their own body, to tell a story. Students are guided through the use of iPads, cameras and video editing software to produce animation shorts while exploring frame by frame techniques. Other techniques will be shared such as animated cell painting and background design. A portion of each day the class explores the history of animation, learning about famous animators and meeting a working animator. The week will include a mini-field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Family and friends are invited to enjoy the animations created by the students at a screening on Friday afternoon.

Open to students ages 9–12. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. Please review our complete Summer Youth Camps Policies as well as our General Policies before completing your registration. Covid policies and protocols and information about extended care options through Children's Theatre Company are included in the Summer Youth Camps Policies page.

Required materials

What to wear
Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

What to bring
Please bring a packed lunch each day. No nuts.

Registration Deadline

July 6
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


Non-Credit Tuition
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  • Date:
  • Time:
    9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 9-12
  • Term:
    Summer 2023
  • Instructor: Jonathan Maki
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CSK 0213 05 SU23