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2011/6 6th Annual Cartoon Boot Camp this summer for kids – June 2011

For the sixth year in a row I will be teaching the Cartoon Boot Camp this Summer at the Cartoon Art Museum. Here is the info, you can also visit

Cartoon Art Museum Classes:
Cartoon BOOT Camp – Summer 2011

June Cartooning Classes: Monday through Friday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $100 per week for Cartoon Art Museum members, $135 for non-members

It’s time for our sixth annual Summer Cartooning Classes! Cartoonist Brian Kolm will teach students how to storyboard, the basics of traditional animation and stop motion, and how to create their own cartoon characters, super heroes and more!

Ages: Intermediate level artists from 10-14 years old.

Time: All sessions run Monday through Friday from 2:00PM to 4:00 PM at the Cartoon Art Museum
(For past students: please note the time of these classes is different.)

Number of students: The class size is limited to no more than 14 students. The class is filled on a first come, first served basis.

Cost*: $100 per week for CAM members, $135 non-members – per student for each session. Fees must be paid in full to secure a seat in the class.
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Supplies: Basic Drawing Materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring in their personal sketchbooks and materials.

To enroll: click on the links below for each class you are signing up for. Online reservations are sponsored by Guestlist.

Please also fill out and submit the waiver and emergency contact form. Mail or hand-deliver the completed waiver and emergency form to: Cartoon Art Museum; 655 Mission Street; San Francisco, CA 94105 attn: Cartoon Boot Camp, email to: or fax to: 415-243-8666. For any questions, please call: 415-227-8666 x300.

*Cancellation: All participants must be pre-paid prior to the first day of the session. Full refunds given with 2 weeks cancellation notice prior to the first day of the session. 50% refund given within 7 to 13 days of the first day of the session. No refunds given within 6 days prior to the first day of the session.

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June 13-17: Introduction to Stop Motion

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14

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Stop motion is one of the earliest animation techniques, but it remains one of the most vibrant and challenging forms of animation. Films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Wallace and Gromit, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Chicken Run and James and the Giant Peach have led to a resurgence in this amazing genre. This class will explore the basics of stop motion films, and teams of students will create their own short animation as a final project.

Skills featured: Teamwork, Frame by Frame Animation, Digital Video Editing, Storytelling

Samples created by previous classes can be seen here:

June 20 to June 24: Dynamic Character Design

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14

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Great stories begin with great characters! Through storytelling and design techniques, students will create their own original characters, developing the character’s personality and appearance, resulting in a final piece of presentation-ready artwork.

Skills featured: Drawing, Basic Anatomy, 3d Visualization, Storytelling, Penciling, Inking

June 27-July 1 Story Board to Animatic

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14

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Storyboards have been used since the early days of animation, evolving into a way to pre-visualize a film before time and money was spent on a project. Animatics combine storyboards with sound to create a “real time” film.

This class will teach the art of pre-visualizing a film project through the storyboard stage. Teams of students will visualize a short scene with pre-recorded audio.

Samples created by last year’s class can be seen here:

Skills featured: Teamwork, Storytelling, Digital Video Editing

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