Stop Motion Animation Studio

Stop Motion Animation Summer Camp

Stop Motion Animation Summer Studio

Do you want to be the director and animator of your very own stop motion animation film? Instructors will guide students to experiment with various artistic forms using clay, painting, drawing, Legos® and other materials to create objects and build sets. Advancing a STEAM approach of integrating Art with STEM subjects, participants will learn how to create digital special effects through open source software. The curriculum will include film-related topics such as storyboarding, production, lighting, shooting and editing.

(Requirements: students are expected to bring a tablet, iPad, or smart phone for video recording. All other equipment and supplies will be provided.)


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Ages:  9-12 & 12-14 years
Dates:  July 8-12 OR July 15-19, 2019
Times:  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $399
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building


Intro Studio for Ages 9-12
Dates: July 8-12, 2019

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“Level Up” Studio for Ages 12-14
Dates: July 15-19, 2019

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An “Extended Day” option is available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for “Extended Day” or “After Care”, choose the corresponding week, and add to your cart – or Register Here separately.





Casey Shannon, art classes Instructor:  Casey Shannon
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Casey Shannon studied Graphic Design and Art History at Seton Hill University, and he recently graduated from George Mason University with a Masters in Art Education. As a Project Based Learning teacher at Rose Hill Elementary School, Casey creates engaging lessons that challenge students to solve complex problems by planning, collaborating, and revising their ideas.


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Justin Sutters, Art Lessons Director: Justin Sutters, Mason School of Art Professor
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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.



“My child learned SO much about engineering, design, story-telling, and teamwork. It was a multi-faceted experience that excited and inspired my child.” – STEAM Art: Stop Motion Animation 2017 Parent

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“My favorite part was the final creation/video.” – STEAM Art: Stop Motion Animation 2017 Participant

“I love that the camp integrated art and technology.” – STEAM Art: Stop Motion Animation 2017 Participant