Due to COVID-19 our offices have migrated to tele-work. For questions, please email the Academy at academy@gmu.edu. All private lessons and some classes are now online. Unfortunately, some classes have been canceled. Please check your email for details and updates. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay well everyone!

Stop Motion Photography Studio

Summer 2020 registration is open!

Stop Motion Photography Studio

Direct your own stop motion film in our Stop Motion Photography Studio! Students will create digital special effects using open source software that integrates art with technology. The curriculum will include film-related topics, such as storyboarding, production, lighting, shooting, and editing.

Requirements: Participants are expected to bring a tablet, iPad, or smartphone for video recording. All other equipment and supplies will be provided.

You might also be interested in the Intro to Digital Photography Studio and Filmmaking Workshop for High School.



Ages:  13–18
Dates:  July 6–10, 2020
Times:  9 a.m.–4 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $445
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building
After Care:  $90/week (pickup by 6 p.m.)Learn More

The After Care program is located in Mason’s deLaski Performing Arts Building. Before the final checkout, search for and add “After Care” to your cart.

In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued.

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Instructor:  Sydney Carr
Read about Ms. Carr

Sydney Carr is a high school art teacher in Fairfax County, VA. She has her Bachelor’s in Art Education from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. She recently moved to the Fairfax County area and loves working with artists and students from the area. She is currently working on her Master’s in Art Education and loves inspiring students to create meaningful work that they are proud of and continuously pushes students to create the best work that they can.

Arthur Reinaltt Art Classes

Teaching Assistant:  Arthur Reinaltt
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Information coming soon



Justin Sutters, Art Lessons
Director/ Instructor: Justin Sutters, Ph.D.
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 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.





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