2D Animation for Middle School

Online Camp

Make your imagination come to life this summer! In these one-week sessions, campers will learn the basics of 2D animation and complete a short exercise demonstrating their unique artistic style. No previous animation experience required; however, return campers are welcome.

Register for Session 1 by June 14

Register for Session 2 by June 21

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This workshop combines scheduled real-time virtual class meetings via Zoom, asynchronous material, and independent work.

  • Ages: 11–13 yrs.
  • Number of weeks: 1
  • Session dates:
    • Session 1: 6/21/21-6/25/21
    • Session 2: 6/28/21-7/2/21
  • Meeting schedule: M-F: 1:00 pm–3:30 pm CT
  • Tuition: $225


Meets for one week, Monday–Friday, between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm CT over Zoom. Includes breaks.

What you'll need at home

Computer with:

  • Wi-Fi / Internet access
  • Webcam
  • Microphone

Software / Apps

  • Pencil 2D (free animation software)
  • Zoom (free virtual conferencing app)


  • Mouse or Drawing Tablet
    • Wacom Tablet or Stylus (optional)
  • Computer Headphones / Earbuds (recommended)


  • Paper (computer paper or drawing paper for use as needed)
  • Pencil/pen (for use as needed)
  • Camera (optional)

Alex Lopez Ahr is an animation director working between Los Angeles and Texas. A former Sundance fellow, their work focuses on comedy, coming of age, and fantasy. They have an MFA in Experimental Animation from California Institute of the Arts. When not animating or teaching, you can find them looking for interesting dogs around LA.