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Program Description
A Science+Art+Technology experience for students as they learn essentials of creating their own stop motion animation using the engaging and expressive medium of clay along with iPads. Students will learn methods of working collaboratively in supportive teams to create, design and produce video stories shared in Claymation video that explore and illuminate a theme devised by students or integrate a classroom theme.

Final Product
Students will create stories depicted in story boards, clay figures and completed animated videos using teamwork skills, modeling clay, oil pastels, iPads, to create claymation videos which can be shared in class and on school website or online if desired.

Learning Outcomes

  • Basic animation skills and terminology through the Stop Motion Studio app; how to create special effects using Claymation techniques
  • How to plan and plot the arc of an animated story while making a story board of a video
  • Basic clay shaping techniques and color mixing
  • How to offer and apply constructive critique in order to generate positive work flow and video content as a creative team.
  • How to apply classroom themes to the art of animation and express ideas across different media.

Suggested Grades

  • Appropriate for all grade levels.

Pricing Breakdown

  • Minimum/recommended # of visits + time per visit (est. cost per classroom)
  • Prep hours (est. cost per classroom/hours of instruction)
  • Materials (est. cost per student/project): $1.00 per student.
  • Travel (from Corvallis)