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Anime Art & Technology Studio Online

Anime Art Image


Anime is more popular than ever! While we associate the word anime with a particular aesthetic style that originated in Japan, the word anime is the just Japanese word for animation and covers all styles. The course will discuss some of these fundamentals and teach the basics of animation, using popular characters and shows as examples. Any otaku can learn! (Otaku: Japanese term affectionately given to anime/manga/tech fans)


Ages:  10 – 18
Dates: See below
 9:30 am – 4:00 pm EST (M-F)
Tuition:  $390
Location:  Online (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Daily Schedule

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Online Welcome and Introduction to Activities
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Individual Work Time and Instructor Check-ins
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Individual Work Time and Instructor Check-ins
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Online Regroup and Class Discussion





Ages 14–18
June 29–July 3, 2020

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Ages 10–14
July 6–10, 2020

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Ages 10–14
July 13–17, 2020

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Instructor:  Zachary Rhoades
Comic Artist
Read more about Mr. Rhoades

Zachary Rhoades has been working in media since 2003, and taught undergraduate courses in animation, storyboarding, greenscreen, and production at Art Institute of D.C. and George Mason University. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Rhoades is an avid fan of all things nerd and geek, including cartoons, comics, and video games. Mr. Rhoades has created and contributed to multiple independent comics and books and is a regular contributor to “The Saturday Morning Cartoonists” podcast. Mr. Rhoades earned his bachelor’s degree in computer graphics and animation from George Mason University, and he is currently working on the independent publishing of his illustrated novel series “GENE515.”

Justin Sutters, Art Lessons
Director: Justin Sutters
Mason School of Art Professor
Read about Dr. Sutters

Dr. Sutters was a K-12 art educator in an urban school district for seven years and also taught for two years in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, attained his doctorate degree from the Ohio State University receiving national recognition for his dissertation. Since he has been an Assistant Professor and currently is the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Art Education at George Mason University. He has presented his research at the state, national and international levels and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He currently is the Chair of the Professional Learning through Research (PLR) working group of the National Art Education Association’s Research Commission, the NAEA Higher Education Representative for the Southeastern Division, on the review board of Art Education and Visual Arts Research (VAR) and has been a contributing member of the Data Visualization Working Group. His research focuses on pre-service practices, teacher licensure, national demography data, comparative studies/Brazilian studies, and theories pertaining to space and place.




“My daughter loved all of it. I loved the supreme organization of dropoff and pickup, and that she enjoyed her camp.” – Anime Art & Technology Camp 2019 Parent

“My favorite part of the camp was learning computer programs to make art.” – Anime Art & Technology Camp 2019 Participant





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