*If you have Credit with Aurora Skills, please email Dawn Young dawn@auroraskills.com before registering for this class.

Grades 3 – 5

Fall 2021 – Fridays

Sept – 17, 24
Oct – 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov – 5, 12, 19
Dec – 3, 10, 17
Jan – 7, 14, 21, 28

Animation Studio

Who doesn’t love an action-packed animation movie that brings our favorite toys to life? In Snapology’s Animation Studio program, students get to do more than just enjoy those movies, they get to create them! In this technical program, children will work in teams to learn the fundamentals of stop motion animation and develop their own animated movie starring some of their favorite LEGO® mini-figures! Students will go through the entire movie making process with their filming partner, from plot development and set design to detailed visual and audio editing. The best part, their movie will move beyond the classroom and be uploaded to Snapology’s YouTube channel so they can share their film with friends and family for years to come!

What the Students Will Learn

Technology Skills
Snapology’s Animation Studio program provides a structured, supportive environment for students to utilize unique stop animation software through which they can practice general technology skills. They will learn how to create, delete, modify, edit, design, add sound to, and upload their creations and practice with precision when doing so. In doing this, they will practice maneuvering through menu options and finding appropriate destinations for their creative needs.

Fundamentals of Storytelling
There are five fundamental elements to storytelling – characters, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution – and your students will learn and master them all when creating their own story! Our program focuses on the importance of movie planning, basic storyboarding, and execution of these plans, which will encourage better storytelling in and out of the classroom!

Teamwork/Partner Skills
Small groups and peer partners are key components of Snapology’s classroom approach. We emphasize positive teamwork skills in our programs and constantly work to develop healthy, respectful collaborations between students. Through group planning, sharing of materials, and fun partner experiences, students become more cognizant of how to interact with their peers in a respectful and productive way.