FX DOJO IS EXCITED TO PRESENT ANIMATION SUMMER CAMP ONLINE!
- Weekly Sessions, Monday thru Friday
- 10:00am-11:00am PST
- 1 hour a day of digital drawing/2D animation instruction
- Recommended for ages 6-12
- All skill levels welcome
Learn to draw and animate online! FX Dojo Animation Camp is a beginner-friendly environment where students use Krita, incorporating digital tools with traditional drawing principles.
All lessons are delivered via Zoom as fun, interactive puzzles, but also supported with custom tutorials uploaded to our own YouTube channel, so kids feel confident before and after class.
Minimal setup and requirements
After registration, students will receive clear email instructions on how to prepare for the first day of class. Please expect 15 minutes to download and install necessary software.
What you need:
- Computer, PC or Mac (unfortunately iPads and other tablets won't work for this class)
- Mouse will work, but Drawing Tablet is highly recommended
- Reliable Internet connection
- Krita 4.2.9 (free download)
- Zoom (free download)
SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE
1 WEEK SESSIONS – $149 PER STUDENT
No prior experience is necessary. Summer camps are intended for ages 6-12. Beginners can start any week. New exercises are created for each session, so students enrolling in a 2nd or 3rd week won't be bored by repeat lessons.
All classes taught by Otto Lai –click for bio
Questions? Contact Otto directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS
Meaning “crayon” in Swedish, Krita beautifully emulates traditional mediums like charcoal, painting, and much more. After continuously hitting their Kickstarter goals every year, Krita has become the dominant free alternative to Adobe Photoshop and Painter. Students will practice drawing exercises as well as learn about pixels and photo manipulation with this open source favorite.
Pen Pressure makes a difference!
After introducing the program and interface, students should get a feel for the pen and pressure. Learning to vary line thickness will help in overall drawing control.
Drawing Heads and Faces
It is important to draw from reference as well as from memory. Students will do both while practicing perspective and proportion.
Static vs Active Posing
Posing is a crucial part of convey emotion. Learn how to best communicate your story through body positioning and camera angles.
Stick figures are an excellent way to introduce joints because of the simple lines. Learning about human anatomy can also lead to discussions about animal anatomy and possibly hybrids.
Convey emotion with eyes
Variation in eyes adds personality and a sense of life to your drawings. Highlights, lashes, and other details will be covered to best represent your original character!
Remote Classrooms and Social Distancing are the new norm
Exercising creativity during Online Summer Camp shows students that remote learning can be fun and effective. FX Dojo is committed to adapting and evolving Digital Art Education with state-of-the-art technology. Please join us for these innovative online experiences!
IMPORTANT – if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Otto directly at email@example.com