Animation Camp


VCUarts Department of Kinetic Imaging’s ANIMATION CAMP – Summer 2017

VCUarts Kinetic Imaging Department is offering Animation Camp over a single, two-week session for rising 6th-8th graders. Campers will be led through the process of a variety of animation techniques, working with the animation camera and learning new computer skills. Working in the Kinetic Imaging animation studios, each camper will have the opportunity to plan and create their own animation. Their camp counselors and instructor have lots of experience and love to animate! Our student-teacher ratio is 5:1 to ensure learning, project development and fun.  Campers will work independently and in small groups using digital cameras and computers in the studios. The animations will be screened for family members and friends on the last day of camp, June 30th, 2017.

animator at work

Becky Ewing working at down shooting animation stand, photo courtesy of VCUarts photographer Jiacheng Lily Xu

2017 Animation Camp Counselors

Jane Samborski, Kinetic Imaging alumna and animator, will be the program instructor this year. Jane was the lead animator on the award-winning animation “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea” (2016).

Jane Samborski

Jane Samborski is half the creative team at Slobs and Nags, an independent animation company. She is the lead animator of the feature film My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea which has shown internationally, including at the Toronto Film Festival, New York Film Festival, AFI Fest, and the Berlinale. Other works include Seraph, a 2013 Sundance selection, The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century for IFC, and a contribution to the anthology documentary The Film Ballad of Mamadada.

Dates & Times
Full day enrollment (Sorry, no extended care)
Monday – Friday, June 19 – June 30, 2017
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Camp will meet in Franklin Terrace, 1st floor
812-814 W. Franklin Street
Richmond VA

Drop off 8:30 – 9 a.m. in the alley behind Franklin Terrace (instructions below). Counselors will be present to sign in and escort campers to the classroom.

Pick up 4 – 4:30 p.m. in the alley behind Franklin Terrace (instructions below). Counselors will be present to sign out campers.

NOTE: Campers should bring a bag lunch each day. Afternoon snacks will be provided.

Tuition: $450 total for two-week session (This is the full registration fee — full refund if cancelled before June 1st and half refund if cancelled after June 1st.)
Enrollment forms and tuition due May 21, 2017

Register here:

If you have questions or require further information, please contact Pam Turner at or call (804) 828-7204

For information about Creative Arts Day Camp sessions in July 2017, please click here.