Anime Art & Technology Camp

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Summer Arts at Mason 2022

Anime is an international phenomenon! And it is growing in scope and popularity by the day! While we tend to regard anime as a distinctive Japanese media (think: Sailor Moon, DragonBall-Z, or Speed Racer) the term anime is just the Japanese term for animation, and there are many different styles. The popular look can change and evolve over time, but the key techniques to animation are constant: draw still images and run them in sequence to give the illusion of movement. This course will use the popular characters and styles kids love to look at as the basics of frame by frame 2D animation, and give students a chance to use industry-standard software and techniques to bring their own creative vision to life.


Ages:  9 – 12
Dates: June 27 – July 1 | July 18 – 22, 2022 
9:00 am – 4:00 pm* (M-F)
Tuition:  $454
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building
*After Care add-on option (4pm-6pm) is available for the session of June 27-July 1.


COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.


June 27 – July 1, 2022 Registration is Closed.


July 18 – 22, 2022 Registration is Closed.


Get details and register for AFTER CARE (4pm-6pm).
After Care cost for each week is an additional $140.






Instructor: Sina Ouerghi
Freelance Illustrator
Read more about Ms. Ouerghi

Ms. Ouerghi has drawn and told stories from a very young age and pursued a career in art as a result. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in Media Arts & Animation with a focus in Illustration & Storytelling. Since then she has been a freelance illustrator, a teaching assistant at GMU as well as The Art Institute of Washington. Ms. Ouerghi is also the Volunteer Coordinator of H Street Festival and a Silver Level sponsor for Stop The Stigma (Texas Chapter) which provides counseling to those in need.

Art Teacher Fairfax VA
Director: Justin Sutters, Ph.D.
Mason School of Art Professor
Read about Mr. 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 level 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 loves it! And I love the interaction and feedback. I have never seen her this focused. Thank you for creating such an inclusive environment.” – Anime Art & Technology Camp 2020 Parent

“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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