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STEAM Workshops

We offer a variety of animation workshops, and new this year is our TV Puppetry Workshop. Every workshop is led by industry professionals who have experience working on films, television shows, and commercials. 
Our workshops teach students digital literacy skills, digital content creation, and the science of moving objects. Our media rich workshops combine technology, motion, and basic geometry to focus on storytelling through the medium of technology. 
NEW Claymation Workshop

Book us for an all new stop-motion animation workshop: Claymation! Participants will explore the fascinating process of claymation as they learn the tools necessary to make their own claymation films.

Starting at $399
1 hour. Suitable for adults, teens, tweens, and youths ages 8 and up. Maximum 20 participants. 

NEW TV Puppetry Workshop

Participants will learn how to puppeteer and use a monitor in the style of puppetry developed by Jim Henson for performance on film, and television productions. Participants will have the chance to test their skills at puppet eye focus, lip sync, and movement!

Starting at $399
1 hour. Suitable for adults, teens, tweens, and youths ages 8 and up. Maximum 20 participants. 

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Definition: Pixilation involves the art of animating people. As each frame is captured, the actors must reposition themselves for the next shot. When the frames are played back, an illusion of movement is created. 

Participants will create a stop-motion, group-animated project where everybody works together to create a live animated video starring the participants. Pixilation is a live action, experimental form of stop-motion animation where the people are the puppets!

Standard: Starting at $399
2 hours. Suitable for adults, teens, tweens, and youths ages 8 and up. Maximum 20 participants. 

Deluxe: Starting at $499
2 hours. Suitable for adults, teens, tweens, and youths ages 8 and up. Maximum 35 participants. 

Every participant will build their very own custom, stop-motion puppet and bring it to life using the art and magic of stop-motion animation. Participants can choose from a variety of puppet templates or create one of their own! 2018 bookings will receive musical templates to follow the nationwide theme "Libraries Rock!". Space themed templates and backgrounds will be available starting May 2019 to incorporate the theme "A Universe of Stories!"

 

Standard: Starting at $450
​2 hours. Suitable for adults, teens, tweens, and youths ages 8 and up. Maximum 20 participants. 

 

 

Deluxe: Starting at $550
2 hours. Suitable for adults, teens, tweens, and youths ages 8 and up. Maximum 35 participants. The deluxe workshop accommodates more participants and includes an additional animation station and equipment.

Pixilation Animation Workshop
We can also customize the above workshops to incorporate a theme, as well as provide longer workshops to fit your needs!
*Every participant of the claymation, stop-motion animation, and pixilation workshops will receive a DVD copy of the footage and all animation produced from the workshop within about a week.