What better way to ring in the month of August than with our new Summer Sampler series? Every weekend, we feature a variety of hour-long workshops with themes ranging from Melted Crayon Art to Stop-Motion Animation Creation, to Sculpey Sculpting…and plenty more in between. Each session offers endless opportunities for kids and parents alike to get in tune with their creative side, and leave with their very own craft to show proudly to their friends!

Summer Sampler

Children bring paper puppets, figurines, and props to life in our Stop-Motion Animation Creation workshop! Parents and kids can work together at three different stations, featuring 2D (“top-down”) animation, 3D animation, and kinesthetic (full-body) animation. Participants can make their own characters and backgrounds out of paper, Legos, and other materials - or even wear costumes to make themselves the stars of the show.

Lego Man Stop-Motion Animation Still Shot

The possibilities are infinite as participants put together funny, dramatic, and sometimes even fantastical stories, one scene at a time on the open-source software Frame By Frame. Check out the innovative video above, made by a child in a recent workshop!


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