Hand-Drawn Animation (Ages 12–14)
Learn the basics of old school, hand-drawn animation. We’ll learn character design and create our own unique character who winks, waves and morphs.
- Students will need a light box (can be made with books, a sheet of plastic or glass, and a headlamp / iPhone flashlight if you don't have a professional light box). Students will need a computer for zoom and a smartphone for the Stop Motion App. Access to a photocopier or animation software can be helpful, but not necessary.
- • This is an online class. In order to attend online classes, students must be able to attend the class via Zoom, an online cloud conferencing program. You do not need to download the program to join for classes.
- • You will be sent a link and password to your class one week before the class begins and the day before class begins. Please DO NOT share the link or password with anyone. Please keep the link somewhere you can easily access it throughout the entirety of your class.
- • All online classes are recorded for quality purposes. If you miss a class, you may request a class recording from [email protected] Class recordings will be made available up to fourteen days after the session concludes.
- • Neither the instructor, students nor VisArts are permitted to monetize online class recordings in any way. Please do not share class recordings on social media or other websites.
- • VisArts will do its best to support all students with problem-solving technology, but is not responsible for a student’s malfunctioning equipment or internet.
- • For technical support, questions or concerns and logging into zoom, please contact: [email protected]
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About the Instructor
Maja Olsson grew up in Tidewater Virginia. She received her Bachelors in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. Inspired by the animators she saw at New York Comic Con, she began taking animation classes at Hostos Community College and later at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Her favorite cartoons include Steven Universe, Princess Jellyfish, Avatar the Last Airbender, and Legend of Korra. Her online portfolio of work is https://hopefuldoodler.myportfolio.com/See More Classes By Instructor