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9:30AM | Create Cartoons with Open Toonz

Calendar Aug 31, 2020 at 9:30 am

Ages 12-16

Have you ever wondered how to create moving images with nothing but your drawings? Jump in and get started with this class! Students will learn what it takes to create traditional hand-drawn animations with Open Toonz, a free illustration and cartooning program that is used by Studio Ghibli! Students will begin with the simple bouncing ball, to stick figures and finally onto a final project where they can add as much detail as they like.

Traditional Animation is a difficult subject, so to make the learning process easier, the objects drawn in this class will be simple. Students with significant drawing experience can elaborate on their projects.

Software: Download and install Open Toonz

Recommended Hardware: Drawing Tablet

If you do not own a drawing tablet, please ensure you have a mouse.

1:00PM | Animate 3D Models with Blender

Calendar Aug 31, 2020 at 1 pm

Ages 12-16

Learn the basics of how movies like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Ice Age, and more were created! Using Blender, a free and powerful 3D Animation program, students will explore the basics of modeling, lighting, and texturing 3D objects. Starting with several simple projects, students will explore the essential tools in Blender and move onto to model more complex object, like spaceships! Students can expect to complete several 3D models in this class.

Software: Download and install Blender

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