Animation Camp


VCUarts Department of Kinetic Imaging’s ANIMATION CAMP – Summer 2018

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.

Meet your Instructor! Marta Finkelstein

Marta is a KI MFA Alum and a professional animator and artist. Her work has been exhibited across the United States, as well as internationally at film festivals in France, Spain, Serbia, Columbia, Mexico, Australia, Greece, Italy, Canada, Russia, Germany and England. She is currently teaching animation at Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as managing a non-profit studio collective in Richmond, Virginia.

Past Animation Camp Instructors have included

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).

Dates & Times
Full day enrollment
(Sorry, no extended care)
Dates: Camp will be in session the last two weeks of June (June 18 – 22, June 25 – 29)

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: $500

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.