As the success of such series as Toy Story and Shrek show, 3D computer animation has become the standard in both the film and video game industries. This course will provide you with some hands-on experience in this exciting art form. You'll learn basic modeling and animation techniques with Autodesk's Maya software, which is used in a number of professional studios around the world. By the end of this course, you'll have experience creating your own art, manipulating images and graphics, and creating animations. You'll leave with a copy of your own animation projects to take home or share online. Open to students ages 13-17.
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended care available until 5:30pm
This camp meets each day at the Georgia Center, but class takes place in the Fine Arts building. Students will get to the classroom by foot or bus. More detailed information will available closer to the camp start date.
Day Camp - $360
- Optional Extended Day – $35
Overnight Camp - $760
Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. To request assistance, please follow the directions listed in the Financial Aid Request form, which is located on the right hand side of this page. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.
Alex Turbyfield completed his M.F.A. in Dramatic Media at the University of Georgia, where he also taught Animation I to undergraduates. He now works as a professional animator, digital artist, performer, puppeteer, and educator. Alex's animation credits include animation for building projection mapping for the 2012 Ultra Music Festival, a series of educational medical animations for the UGA Department of Psychology, promotional animation for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, and 3d modeling for games. His animations have been featured in several animation festivals, competitions and events, and his illustrations have been used for many promotional posters, including University of Georgia Theatre Department productions. He has also worked as a performer, sound, and camera operator for both theatre and television. This is Alex's first year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Students should be prepared to bring a flash drive to save their work. A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.