2D Animation Camp July 16-20, 2018
Updated: June 19, 2018
What is 2D Animation?
Have you ever watched The Simpsons, Family Guy, Speed Racer, Bugs Bunny and Avatar The Last Air Bender. Well, these are just a few examples of digital animation.
Spend a week learning the skills required to breathe life into the characters and stories that exist in your imagination.
This intensive five-day workshop explores the art of illustration, animation and the creation of worlds for the characters you imagine. Using Toon Boom Software, students will develop characters, learn the concepts and techniques of animation, and watch the world of their imaginations come to life.
Who's Eligible: Students entering grades 9-12 or current graduates
Date: July 16-20, 2018 (1 week)
- $495 Commuters (includes daily lunch buffet)
- $900 Resident Students* - Room, board and tuition (includes three meals per day).
*Students must be at least 16 years of age to live on campus.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your spot. Full payment due June 2.
Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lunch break will be from noon to 1 p.m.
Each day will consist of intensive hands-on work in computer labs. There will be screenings of animated works throughout the week.
- Day 1: Principles of animation, screening of animation, intro to character development and movement.
- Day 2: Creating the character for animation and rigging the character for movement.
- Day 3: Animating the character.
- Day 4: Creating the character's world, designing backgrounds and special effects.
- Day 5: Bringing characters and backgrounds together and finalizing the animation.
(All registered students will need to complete the participation agreement.)
- Checks are made payable to Point Park University
- Mailed to: Point Park Community Classes - 201 Wood St - Pittsburgh, PA 15222
PLEASE NOTE: A $100 non-refundable deposit is required with the registration form. If the program becomes full prior to receiving your registration, your deposit will not be cashed and the student will be placed on a wait list. Should another student drop out, we will call you to check if the student is still interested. If so, we will deposit your $100, if not we will return your deposit since you were never officially registered for the program. Please call 412-392-3457 with any questions. The non-refundable deposit is only valid for confirmed registered students.
For more information, contact us at: 412-392-3456 or email@example.com
Please include Animation Workshop in the subject line.
Or earn a college degree:
B.A. in animation and visual effects
Several students shared why they chose to attend this year's camp, what they learned and what is was like to spend the week on a college campus. Read on to learn more.
Meet Luke Tiday, Cumberland Valley High School
"I chose to attend the animation camp at Point Park to learn about traditional animation and to learn the techniques that could transfer to other types of animation. This camp was worth every penny."
Meet Eva Vislisel, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School
"The traditional animation camp was fun, interesting and stimulating! If you're interested in learning more about animation, this camp is very informative and allows your creativity to flourish."
Meet Aiden St. Clair, Ward Melville High School
"Animation camp was fun, constructive and a great start for me to learn the basics of animation. I liked working on the 2D animations because I learned how to make my art come alive."
Meet David Coole, Tunkhannock Area High School
"It was an interesting experience being on a college campus in Downtown Pittsburgh for someone such as myself who lives in a rural area. I really liked being in an environment where my classmates appreciated and enjoyed animation as much as I do."