Animation camps for kids

Animation camps for kids at FEElartistic Studio

art classes and summer camps for kids

Jump start Animation Camps: This camps is for kids who are interested in making movies but don’t know how or where to begin. They will all about selected animation programs. These program will help them jump start their creativity. End of the program they will know which tools use and how to make movies. After the camp they can continue their journey from home computer

Clay Animations:

Combine the power of clay sculpting and magic of green screen with stop animation in most exciting way. This camp is for kids who are interested in making movies but don’t know how or where to begin.

Let’s join us to create your first stop animation movie.

In this camp students will learn:

1)    How to develop 3D character / model using Clay.

2)    How to use “Green Screen”.

3)    How to Draw and import shapes for background and masking

4)    What is voiceover and how to records and add in movie

5)    How to add titles

6)    Exporting movies and make it available to view.


Scribe Animation: Fun way to learn and create stop animation using power of digital whiteboard. In this fun activity students will design and create digital story board and short commercials for TV. Join us in this exciting camp today.

 In this camp students will learn:

1)    How to draw and create character.

2)    Converting characters in to clipart using Illustrator and Inkscape

3)    Learn how to design movies based on bast seller children books.

4)    How to use digital white board

5)    How to record and synchronize voice

6)    Importing back ground and music

7)    Exporting movies


Cartoon Animation:

This camp is ideal for Elementary and Middle High School students. In this course, they will see their drawings come to life, as they learn the basic fundamentals of animation. By learning the basics of animation, one develops an understanding of motion, weight, balance, texture, color, and design. This will also promote the discipline and intensity required for studio work as one takes animated short films from concept to completion. Student will get access to Computer with all required tools and easy to follow application guided by professional artists. We will teach you how to draw and animate – easy and fun way ! also you will learn lots of short cuts and explore many ways to create and control animation. First week: Student will learn how to draw character on paper and directly on Computer using digital pen and pad. Through out week they will learn and develop skills of Digital Drawing for character building. Second Week: Students will learn and explore classical animation concept. While learning basics of animation they will develop short movies of walk cycle , jumped and anticipation. Third week: During this week student will work on special project and develop short movies based on technique they learned in last two weeks.



No Space means No objects and No Creativity!


Empty space around us or around objects plays very important role in visual art. Following quick exercise will help us to understand important of space, an empty space around us. Most of the time we disregard empty space and mostly focus on details. I am teaching “Visual art” at FEELartistic Fineart Studio and first lesson I give is about how to recognize empty space in order to draw.


Description: In the visual world, there are two aspects of any object. One is the form or figure and the other is space or non figure. It’s very interesting to know that when it comes to drawing visual objects with space, most people focus on drawing outlines and completely overlook empty space within and around the object.

To demonstrate, show an empty glass. Help children appreciate the fact that without the empty space inside and outside the glass, we would have no glass. Empty space is as important as the form of glass. You can not pour water into the glass if there is no space to contain it.

Materials: Pencils, Drawing Papers, Eraser, Ruler

Objects: Glass, Open Box, Bottles etc.


Step 1. Display all objects.

Step 2. Ask kids to focus and study one of the objects carefully.

Step 3. Give average time for observation.

Step 4. Give drawing paper and pencil.

Step 5. Ask students to draw the outlines of the empty space, instead of drawing the outline of the form.

Step 6. Color empty space.

Step 7. Now ask students to draw only outlines of object on another drawing paper.

Step 8. Finally, ask them to merge empty space drawing and outlines of object on a separate drawing paper.

Creative Questions of the day>

1- Why are empty spaces important?

2- Name objects with empty spaces inside. For example, space between legs and arms. Space between tree limbs. Shapes between side facial features, such as the space between the nose and lips.

3- What is the difference between outer form and empty spaces?

Closing comments: By drawing these spaces, students will learn, how to draw what they see as they appreciate both the outline and the space.

Critique my artwork. Its ok to be harsh…

Critique my artwork. Its ok to be harsh…


Title: “Unknown” | Medium: Charcoal & Graphite |  Size: 24X36 | Artist: Jalal Gilani

You do not have to be an artist, art historian, curator or art instructor to critique artwork. Following simple rules will help you to write critique.

1) Describe what you see in artwork. Like Name of of artist, tittle, subjects and objects in painting etc.

2)  Analyze use of color, light, texture, depth and/or any other technical details.

3) Give your interpretation about what artist is trying to explain and why he/she has created this art piece.

4) Finally, Evaluate artwork. How successful or important is the work of art? Is it relevance to art community and people around us?

Students benefit from fine arts courses


Five Year old fine art student working on art project at FEELartistic Fineart Studio

Rene Zellweger might have won an Academy Award without the theater courses she took at Katy High School. It’s possible that Norah Jones may have won multiple Grammy Awards even if she hadn’t attended choir classes at Grapevine Junior High School. But in each of these cases, and in countless others, a quality fine arts education in Texas public schools is at the foundation of their success.

Fine arts courses in our schools enable students to develop their interest and talent in the arts at an early age, and every student benefits from fine arts courses, even when their future career successes are outside of music, acting, dance or art.

In a state where high-stakes testing drives decisions on funding, staffing and instructional minutes, fine arts programs are frequently a target when school budget cuts must be made. With the legislature and school boards dealing with budget shortfalls of historic proportions, there is already evidence from districts across the state that fine arts programs are on the chopping block.

These programs often suffer because of a misguided perception that the arts are an extracurricular, non-essential part of education. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth.

Fine arts is part of the state-required curriculum that all school districts must offer from elementary through high school. Fine arts classes that meet during the school day are inarguably curricular by nature and by law.

“Fine arts courses are just as essential as every other part of the required curriculum,” said State Sen. Florence Shapiro, chair of the Senate Education Committee at a press conference. “In fact, fine arts courses are becoming increasingly critical in preparing students for the 21st-Century work force.”

During the last legislative session in a joint briefing to the House and Senate, business author Dan Pink advised legislators that the 21st-Century work force belongs to creative right-brain thinkers for whom the arts are a cornerstone of their development. Within that briefing, a NASA ISS systems engineer, an IBM master inventor and an AT&T executive echoed Pink’s convictions.

While it’s clear that business leaders value arts education, the more than 1.4 million students enrolled in middle and high school fine arts courses today speak to the fact that these programs are also valued across the state by students and parents. Elementary music, art and theater teachers serve tens of thousands of students daily and are among the most dedicated and passionate teachers in our Texas classrooms.

Research studies also continue to offer resounding conclusions about the importance of arts education. In 2008, the Dana Foundation released a comprehensive study, “Learning, Arts and the Brain,” that for the first time reported a causal relationship between rigorous study in the arts and improved cognition. A November 2010 Scientific American editorial headlined “Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind” stated, “Music produces profound and lasting changes in the brain. Schools should add classes, not cut them.”

Finally, the Texas Cultural Arts economic study released in 2009 entitled “20 Reasons the Texas Economy Depends on the Arts and the Creative Sector” found an undeniable connection between support for the arts, a vibrant creative sector and a strong economy.

To quote that study, “During tough economic times it may seem intuitive to cut arts and culture initiatives, but these are the very projects that can help the economy recover.”

Before school districts or the Legislature propose wholesale cutting of fine arts programs to solve what is admittedly a critical public education funding crisis, they should remember their responsibility to educate the whole child. Because fine arts courses are academic and a vital component in delivering the well-rounded education required by law, they should not take a disproportionate share of staffing and budget cuts.

As the late U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan so eloquently stated in 1993, “The arts, instead of quaking along the periphery of our policy concerns, must push boldly into the core of policy. The arts are not a frill.”

Robert Floyd is executive director of the Texas Music Educators Association and chairs the Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education.

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