Introduction to Hand-Drawn Animation

With Alec Longstreth

Great for beginners

Date: July 18–22, 2022
In-Person/On-Campus

Time: 9:30 AM–4:30 PM (ET)

Tuition: $1050

Ages: 16+

Venue: On Campus/In-Person in White River Junction, VT

Required Materials:

CCS will provide everything you need to participate in this workshop (pencils, paper, pegbars, laptops with animation software and tablets, scanners, downshooters, etc). However, if you have your own favorite pencils that you like to use, or a portable digital drawing device that you prefer (like an iPad with a stylus) feel free to bring those. Also, the classroom will be quiet, so if you would like to listen to music while you draw, please bring headphones. Lastly, if you already own a USB thumb drive, please bring it, which will help us quickly transfer movie files around the classroom (we’ll have a few on hand, so no need to buy one if you don’t already have one). We look forward to animating with you in Vermont this summer!

Additional information:

Award-winning cartoonist Alec Longstreth leads this 5-day intensive workshop which will introduce students to the principles of animation. Utilizing flip books, pegbars, and simple animation software, each student will draw many short animation experiments, a walk cycle with one of their own characters, and a looping animation for the final project. The focus of this course is on making drawings move, but an overview of the myriad of modern animation tools that are available will be provided along with many other resources. The skills that are learned in this workshop can be applied to any type of animation (CG, stop motion, vector-based, video game, etc.).  Each summer we also have a video-chat with a professional artist currently working in the animation industry! This class is great for cartoonists who want to try moving their characters, illustrators who want to create animated GIFs of their illustrations, or anyone who has ever wanted to try their hand at creating some traditional hand-drawn animation!

Week At-A-Glance Schedule

On-Campus Covid-19 Protocols

In response to the pandemic, CCS has implemented safety policies and teaching protocols that meet and exceed best practices prescribed by the CDC and Vermont’s Department of Health. These policies are designed to

1)    maintain the safest possible environment for everyone on campus,

2)    comply with public health advisories, and

3)    enable CCS to deliver its programs with the least possible disruption.

As best practices for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic evolve, we update these policies to reflect new health authority advisories, scientific advances, and government policies. As the pandemic has proven, it is important to remain flexible.

REQUIREMENTS OF STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FACULTY

All students, staff, and faculty must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their arrival on campus or proof of negative test taken prior to the workshop’s Monday orientation

While indoors KN-95, KF94, or N-95 masks (without valves), or a 3-ply surgical mask paired with a cloth mask must be worn by everyone on campus at all times.

WHAT TESTS ARE ACCEPTED?

Unvaccinated guests must show a negative COVID-19 PCR or LAMP test within 48 hours of the start of class, or two (2) at-home or rapid test results taken 24 hours prior, and on the day of, Monday orientation.

HOW DO I SHOW PROOF OF NEGATIVE PCR OR LAMP TEST?

Please come with a digital or print copy of your negative results and be prepared to show a staff member at the Monday registration table.

PLEASE RESPECT THE RULES

We are committed to following national and local guidelines for safety while providing the best guest experience for your visit, and we prioritize the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and the community. These policies are subject to change as national and local guidelines are updated. Guests assume their own risk by entering campus buildings. If you are registering someone else, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to communicate these rules to the student. Together, our efforts will create a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Student Testimonials

Athena Naylor Testimonial
Erienne McCray Animation & Testimonial
Whiteley Foster Walk Cycle & Testimonial
Sandy Bartholomew Testimonial

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