Frame by Frame: Stop Motion for Kids

June 27, 2022 – July 1, 2022
Monday through Friday | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 5 Sessions

Location: 934 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205

Ages: 8 – 11 years of age

Instructor: Suzie Moulton



This 5-day camp will cover the basic principles of stop motion animation and will provide participants the essential skills needed to create their own animated films using a simple (and mobile!) setup. We will discuss how to create different kinds of animated movement, experiment with some different materials (felt, objects, drawings, ourselves!), and watch plenty of films. Participants are encouraged to think creatively about what we choose to animate. How can we experiment with our materials and methods to tell different stories? What can a coffee mug say that a cookie jar cannot? The course is designed for participants with little-to-no animation experience, but those who do have some experience will be prompted to create more complex works. More than anything, we’ll have fun watching films, discussing animation techniques, and making stop motion movies!