If your pre-teen loves drawing characters and dreams of a career in animation, this summer camp will be a hit! Our two youth instructors guide your teen through the process of drawing and designing lively characters.
Two Covid Safe Options!
Your pre-teen or teen can participate either in person or online in this 5 day art camp. If you feel safer having your kid participate online you can feel confident that our interactive teachign methods will keep your kid engaged. If your kid is itching for some in person learning, then families in the Guelph area can register their kid for this day camp program to participate in person while other students participate online. Indoor and outdoor venue will provide social distancing so your kid can have creative fun while you rest easy, knowing your child will remain safe. Only students with at least their first vaccination will be permitted to participate in the in person version of the camp and masks must be worn at all times. Please contact PortPrep for more information.
Keep your creative kid engaged this summer in this collaborative experience and glimpse into the world of animation. The campers will co-create a series of storyboards and a cast of characters over the 5 day camp.Each student learns how to design and draw one of the characters in the co-written story.Students bounce their ideas off each other as each student draws their own character plus one of their classmate's characters into one of the scenes in the overall storyboard.The final result is cut together into an animatic the students can keep to remember their experience in this interactive camp. There's plenty of laughs and interaction in our the online version of our youth animation camp!
Develop Creative Thinking
Campers discover how to take their love of drawing fanart into creating their own original characters and stories, giving them greater confidence and igniting their imaginations. This camp helps develop the creative thinking and originality they will need if your teen decides to study animation in college one day. So many professional animators start young with their love of cartooning! Give your teen a great foundation in cartoon drawing with the experienced art instructors at PortPrep.
We take your teen's talent seriously at PortPrep. We don't just provide playful drawing activities in our animation camp; we provide skilled instruction on how to develop a strong drawing practice. PortPrep believes in hiring specialized experienced and mature instructors rather than the typical recent grads or high school students so many art camps employ. PortPrep is recognized as the destination for high school seniors working on preparing their animation portfolios for colleges like Sheridan, Seneca or Calarts. Our youth instructors are professors from Humber College's Dual Credit Art Programs. So if you are looking to foster your kid's talents, you can rest assured that they are in good hands at our art camp.
One of our favourite things about working with teens is watching their confidence grow along with their drawing skills! We encourage each camper's creativity and unique visions and provide positive input along with the design and drawing instruction. Even shy or self-doubting kids start to shine with joy in confidence as the week progresses. We look forward to meeting your teen or pre-teen and watching their confidence grow!
How the Virtual Camp is Structured
The camp runs from Monday through Friday with 2 classes per day and 1 brief check in the evening over private invitation Zoom Meetings accessed with a password for the protection of your kid's privacy. Students participate in group virtual sessions in which they create both as a group and as individuals. There are plenty of opportunities to draw out their creativity in playful art activities. Classes are 2 hours long with work sessions in between in which the campers team up with a buddy to collaborate on their stories and characters. Time is alotted for the family meals of lunch and dinner in and around the classes and home practice sessions each day.
10 AM to 12PM Morning Class
12-1 PM Lunch Break,
1-2 PM Study Buddy Session
2-4 PM Afternoon Class
4-4:30 PM Snack Break
4:30 to 5:30 PM Study Buddy Session
5:30 to 7 PM Dinner Break
7 to 8PM Evening Check In and Games with Animation Grad