Exploring Art and Animation

This workshop is perfect for anyone who’s ever paused an animation or video game just to admire the beautiful artwork. In Exploring Art and Animation, your child will explore the fundamental skills used by all artists and animators. We will examine the skills, tools, and processes used to create art and animation for today’s video games and animations.

Your child will explore:

  • Drawing techniques and color theory
  • Principles of animation
  • Basic tools used to create stop motion animation


This course is open to students entering Grades 1 through 3.


During the summer, Exploring Art and Animation is held at Overlake Christian Church (9900 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052).

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2017

Young Explorers Workshops hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Young Explorers Workshops Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
  A B A B A B A B
Exploring Art and Animation n/a n/a n/a n/a

Young Explorers Workshops are offered during the following one-week periods. Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.

Session 1
A: June 26 - June 30
B: July 3 - July 7

Session 2
A: July 10 - July 14 
B: July 17 - July 21

Session 3
A: July 24 - July 28
B: July 31 - August 4

Session 4
A: August 7 - August 11
B: August 14 - August 18

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