online art course for teens 12-18 years old
teacher: Endi Kim
This course is a fun intro into exciting world of Animation. Students will learn animation principles and complete there own short animation by using Toonboom Harmony software, the leading software used by artists and professional animators.
The course will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and zoom.us. After the lecture and demonstrations teachers regularly check and correct the digital image of a student's work, explain what works in particular cases and what does not, and why.
Sundays 15:45-17:45 Pacific Standard Time
2 hours weekly, 12 classes
Next session starts in September. Click "register" to place yourself on the waitlist. Also please consider a summer camp with a similar curriculum.
PC or laptop with Toonboom Harmony animation software installed:
Toonboom Harmony store
(for education): https://store.toonboom.com/students
System requirements: https://www.toonboom.com/products/harmony/system-requirements
*Harmony Essentials is okay for the class
We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start.
Week 1-2: Introduction & Motion Graphic
Explore the essential tool of animation software and create text motion graphic animation.(5-10 seconds)
Kids will learn about frames, timing, and the camera uses.
Week 3-4: Puppet animation
Create a 2D puppet and make animation
Will try peg animation and simple 2D rigging.
Week 5-6: lipsync
Make the character's lips sync with the dialogue.
Week 7-9: Rotoscoping animation
Use live-action video as a reference and create hand drawing animationWeek 10: Hand drawing animation
Will try basic hand drawing animation- bouncing ball/walk cycle
Week 11-12: Mixed methods animation
Review weeks! Kids will create their animation by mixing 2 animation methods.