2011 Cartoon Art Museum Boot Camp

by Jeff

cartoonartmusuemmug 2011 Cartoon Art Museum Boot CampMedia Release — It’s time for our sixth annual Summer Cartooning Classes! Learn how to story board, how animation and stop motion is created and create your own cartoon characters, super heroes and more! Taught by cartoonist Brian Kolm.

Ages: Intermediate level artists from 10-14 years old.

Time: All sessions run Monday through Friday from 2:00PM to 4:00 PM at the Cartoon Art Museum
(For past students: please note the time of these classes is different.)

Number of students: The class size is limited to no more than 14 students. The class is filled on a first come, first served basis.

Cost*: $100 per week for CAM members, $135 non-members – per student for each session. Fees must be paid in full to secure a seat in the class.
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Supplies: Basic Drawing Materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring in their personal sketchbooks and materials.

To enroll: click on the links below for each class you are signing up for. Online reservations are sponsored by Guestlist.

Please also fill out and submit the waiver and emergency contact form. Mail or hand-deliver the completed waiver and emergency form to: Cartoon Art Museum; 655 Mission Street; San Francisco, CA 94105 attn: Cartoon Boot Camp, email to: office@cartoonart.org or fax to: 415-243-8666. For any questions, please call: 415-227-8666 x300.

*Cancellation: All participants must be pre-paid prior to the first day of the session. Full refunds given with 2 weeks cancellation notice prior to the first day of the session. 50% refund given within 7 to 13 days of the first day of the session. No refunds given within 6 days prior to the first day of the session.

June 13-17: Introduction to Stop Motion
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14
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Stop-motion has been an animation technique that dates back to the early days of film and has had a resurgence in the last couple of decades with films like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Wallace and Gromit, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Chicken Run and James and the Giant Peach. This film will explore the basics of making real world objects move frame by frame ending with teams collaborating on a very short piece of animation.

Skills featured: Team Work, Frame by frame animation, Digital Video Editing, Storytelling

Examples from previous years: 2008, 2008 #2 and 2010

June 20 to June 24: Dynamic Character Design
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14
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Most stories are driven by characters and this class will focus on the basic skills needed for the students to create an original character and their personality from concept to creating a final piece of presentational art.

Skills featured: Drawing, basic anatomy, 3d visualization, storytelling, penciling, inking

June 27 – July 1: Story Board to Animatic
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14
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Storyboards have been used since the early days of animation, evolving into a way to pre-visualize a film before time and money was spent on a project. Animatics are where the storyboards are filmed with some stand-in audio to see what a film looks like in real time.

This class will teach the art of pre-visualizing a film project through storyboards and then the students will be broken down into teams to visualize a short scene to pre-recorded audio.

See the results from last years class HERE and HERE

Skills featured: Team Work, Storytelling, Digital Video Editing

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