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Students learn animation and/or video techniques, storyboard, direct, and collaborate on the production of a short film and/or animation during an intensive one week workshop designed to accommodate students of all abilities. Students receive a DVD of all completed shorts created at the workshop and be the special guests at the premiere of the films.

Upcoming Animation & Video Camps:
8th Annual Animation Class 2014 - August 11-15, 2014

HVCA August 2014 Animation Camp

Huron Valley Council for the Arts' is calling artists and budding artists to join the 8th annual Animation Class. This class is a fast paced adventure where students learn all aspects of creating an animated short: storyboarding, directing, drawing, and filming. The curriculum is designed to encourage collaboration and to accommodate students of all abilities. Students will receive a DVD of the animation shorts created and will be the special guests at the 2014 premier of the films. Select student work will be sent on to be juried for D.A.F.T.'s Michigan Film Festival that occurs annually at the DIA in downtown Detroit.

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Animation & Video Camps run annually for one week each summer. Class meets daily.

  • Monday – Friday 9am-3pm
  • August 11-15, 2014
  • Open to students Ages 12 years old to adult


  • Cell Animation
  • Clay Animation
  • Cut-Out Animation
  • Drawing under the camera
  • Object Animation
  • Pixilation


John Prusak

Lead instructor John Prusak has taught video and animation to students of all ages for more than 30 years; he has facilitated numerous workshops with a team of knowledgeable animators. John has worked on noted films and television shows in Michigan and Hollywood, winning numerous awards for his work.

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Register for HVCA Animation Camp 2014

HVCA Animation Camp tuition is $250

Tuition includes all materials and a compilation DVD
of all work produced.

University Credit

Credit is not available for this workshop.

Member Discount

This workshop is not eligible for a discount.

HVCA Animation Camp Summer 2014 is not eligible for a DAFT Member discount.


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