Anime and Claymation Camps at Smithsonian

Anime Young Artists Residency Program
Anime Young Artists Residency Program

If your kids have too much time on their hands this summer, maybe you can interest them in these bargain-priced summer workshops at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.

There are two programs to choose from:  the Anime Young Artists Residency, and the Claymation Young Artists Residency.  Both are part of the Imaginasia series of family programs the Sackler and Freer galleries.

Anime: Young Artists Residency:  Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1, 2014

ImaginAsia’s five-day workshop is for eight to sixteen-year-old art students interested in anime drawing.

Trace the origins of manga drawing and anime films through the Freer and Sackler collections of Asian art.

This five-day program  runs from 10 am to 3:00 pm each day. Bring notebooks of your drawings to the workshop and your own brown bag lunch. Art supplies provided.

The cost is $100.  Application available online.

Act quickly because today, July 15, 2014, is the application deadline for this program.

Claymation: Young Artists Residency: Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8, 2014

Claymation Young Artists Residency Program
Claymation Young Artists Residency Program

Learn storyboarding, scene design, and claymation techniques from Erik Swanson, an instructor at the Corcoran School of Art + Design.  Students create their own claymation videos featuring a heroic figure they discover in the galleries.

Participants receive a DVD featuring all of the videos made in the class.  iPads will be used to create the claymations.  For ages 9–18.

This five-day program runs from 10 am – 3:30 pm each day.  The registration fee is $100.

The application deadline is July 20, 2014.  Apply online.

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