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The Art in Motion (AIM) workshop provides an intensive, hands-on experience in animation for classroom teachers and other interested adults.

AIM offers an opportunity to try a variety of animation techniques and styles as well as other aspects of production including storyboarding, editing, sound and, for teachers, classroom applications. This workshop qualifies for University Credit hours through Central Michigan University for an additional fee, see below.

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Art in Motion (AIM) runs annually for one week each summer. Class meets daily.

  • Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-1pm.

Evening hours are available for additional work time and project viewing.


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


John Prusak

Award-winning Cinematographer with 60 film credits. B.S., Visual Arts, Northern Michigan University M.S., Communications, The University of Michigan

Vic Spicer

An award-winning animator, musician and professional video producer. He is currently working on a TV sitcom being produced in Detroit.

Annette Alexander-Frank

An award-winning art teacher and arts advocate who has coordinated media workshops for students and teachers for 30 years.

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Art in Motion (AIM) tuition is $600

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

Accommodations are available for an additional $100,
which includes breakfast and dinner.

University Credit

Credit is offered through Central Michigan University.

Credit requires an additional fee paid to CMU.

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Member Discount

Paid DAFT Members receive a $50 discount on AIM

Paid DAFT Members of Student, Individual and Institutional Level receive $50 off general tuition pricing. Existing Members, please login to your account before registering to receive Member Pricing


The Howell Nature Center (1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell, MI 48843, USA), an educational facility located between Lansing and Detroit, MI. Instructors reside at the Nature Center for the duration of the workshop.

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