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Stop Animation 101

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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Stop Animation 101 is a 6-8 week  interdisciplinary course that incorporates elements of filmmaking, digital photography, and creative writing. Working individually or in pairs, students will gain hands on experience creating stop animations as we discuss the technical aspects of this unique art form. Our instructor will work with your students and teach them how to express ideas and stories in visual terms. Moments from early cinema and works from the museum’s international collection will be presented to provide examples of visual narrative, and create an art historical context.
The equipment/technology required for the course is flexible.

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About This Program


By Request: $210.00
By Request Premium: $210.00

$210 each session. Suggested course length 6-8 sessions for a total of $1,260-$1,680.

Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.


45-60 minute sessions depending on your schedule

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12

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Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for weather related cancellations. The full fee will be charged for a cancellation with fewer than 48 hours notice.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH
United States

Distance Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards.

Diane Cizek

Program Details


1) During the videoconference, the instructor shares images or animated sequences that illustrate the day’s lesson.
2) Instruction on the techniques of stop animation and the fundamentals of telling a story with images.
3) Students will share their progress with the instructor and with the class during the videoconference.
4) Q&A throughout/ opportunities for feedback, as well as individual consultation with the instructor.


Participants will:
1) Learn the technical skills required to photograph a series of images to be animated in a computer program
2) Learn how to convey a story in visual terms, including how to storyboard/create a logical sequence of events and produce emotional tone
3) Learn of the art historical context of capturing and reproducing movement in early photography/ cinema

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Common Core Standards for Technology
-Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences
-Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity

National Common Core Visual Arts Standards
-Students synthesize the creative and analytical principles and techniques of the visual arts and selected other arts disciplines, the humanities, or the sciences

National Common Core English Language Arts Standards
-Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively
-Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

State Standards

Ohio Department of Education Fine Arts Standards
- Create original artworks that demonstrate the ability to select, use and vary available digital tools and innovative technologies.
- Explore multiple solutions to visual art problems through preparatory work.
- As consumers, critics and creators, students evaluate and understand artworks and other texts produced in the media forms of the day