Youth: Intro to Animation (Ages: 12-15)

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Open Signal

2766 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard

Portland, OR 97212

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Instructor: Kathryn Garcia

Location: Open Signal

Schedule: 2 5/hr sessions

Capacity: 10

Ages: 12-15

Times: 10:00am-3:00pm*

Dates: April 8, 15

Want to make your own animations? In this two-session workshop for older students, you’ll explore stop-motion, cut-out and claymation animation techniques using Open Signal's portable animation kits, which come complete with everything you need to make your own cartoons at home. You’ll also learn the basics of the animation software program Dragonframe.

This class certifies you as a Youth Animator, which means you can check out Open Signal’s one-of-a-kind stop-motion animation kits for free. It also certifies you to submit videos to our cable channels.

*Please bring a sack lunch


Getting Here

Open Signal is located off the #6 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on the corner of NE Graham and NE MLK. For directions please call our main line at (503) 288-1515.

Equipment Certification

Open Signal workshops typically grant certification on the equipment and software taught in the course unless otherwise noted. Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions in order to receive certification. No make-up sessions will be allowed except in cases of emergency. Participants must contact ebarrios@opensignalpdx.org to be considered for make-up sessions.

Arriving Late or Missing a Workshop

If you miss the first day or are more than 30 minutes late, you will lose your place in the workshop.

Cancellation Policies for Workshops

  • Workshops must meet the minimum enrollment requirement for the workshop to take place. If a workshop is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, students will be notified 24 hours in advance. Participants may apply their class credit to take another Open Signal workshop or can receive a full refund.
  • You may cancel up to 3 days in advance to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds or transfers if you cancel with less than three days notice or fail to show up.
  • Please allow 2-3 business days for all refunds to be processed.

In the event of an emergency, exchanges for class credit may be offered at the discretion of Open Signal Management. For questions or concerns about your registration, please contact the Media Education department at (503) 673- 8649 or email ebarrios@opensignalpdx.org.

Inclement Weather Policy

Open Signal follows the Portland Public Schools weather closure policy. If a workshop is closed to inclement weather, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop within the term. Full refunds or class exchanges will be offered if students cannot make the rescheduled date.

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