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Making Amazing Animated Movies - Intro to 2D Animation (Ages 6 To 12)

In this 6-Day (or 6-Week) course, students will learn the basics on how to create an animated film! Learn how to do it the old fashion way, like the classic Disney Films & Popeye! Students can also work on modern animation using Flipaclip.
Raymond Mullikin (Raytoons Comics)
301 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 99 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times


Tue, Oct 25

Oct 25 – Nov 29 (6 weeks)
2:00 – 2:50 PM

Sun, Oct 30

Oct 30 – Dec 18 (6 weeks)
10:00 – 10:50 AM

Wed, Nov 2

Nov 2 – Dec 14 (6 weeks)
11:30 AM – 12:20 PM

Mon, Nov 7

Nov 7 – Dec 19 (6 weeks)
5:00 – 5:50 PM

Mon, Nov 14

Nov 14, 2022 – Jan 9, 2023 (6 weeks)
4:00 – 4:50 PM

Sat, Nov 19

Nov 19 – Dec 31 (6 weeks)
9:30 – 10:20 AM

Tue, Nov 22

Nov 22 – Dec 27 (6 weeks)
4:30 – 5:20 PM

Wed, Nov 30

Nov 30, 2022 – Jan 4, 2023 (6 weeks)
1:30 – 2:20 PM

Wed, Nov 30

Nov 30, 2022 – Jan 4, 2023 (6 weeks)
3:00 – 3:50 PM

Mon, Dec 5

Dec 5, 2022 – Jan 30, 2023 (6 weeks)
1:00 – 1:50 PM
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
1.  Students will design and paint their own traditional animation "cels" in the manner of classic animated films (Snow White, Bambi, etc.)
2. Students will learn to demonstrate understanding of the basics of animation development through designing a character and learning “pencil test” animation techniques.
Optional: After class is over students could try making a video with the Lapse It software and share their creation with the instructor and rest of the class. (We would love to see it. 🥰)
 1 file available upon enrollment
【Materials Needed】 ✓ Pencils or Pens ✓ Sharpies or Colored Pencils or Paint for the backgrounds ✓ Paper/Sketchpad ✓ Transparency Sheets or Clear Sheet Protectors ✓ Paint Pens (different colors, including black) (If the learner is familiar with using regular paint and a brush, they can use that instead, if they want. But the paint should be thicker paint, like Acrylic. There are some special pens for writing on metal and plastic that can be used as well.) 【Optional】 (During class, the instructor will show how to make an animated video from their artwork. Students can just watch, or try out the process as well.) ✓ Smartphone or Tablet (Android or iOS) If you only have a computer, you could either run the android apps on your PC with BlueStacks: Or you could try installing a Stop Motion program for Windows: Here is a link to Stop Motion Studio on the PC or Mac: ✓ Lapse It or Lapse It Pro (to animate the student art) Stop Motion Studio is another program that works well: ✓ Lightpad or Lightbox: Having a back-light to animation makes it stand out more. But this isn't required. ✓ A very large sheet of paper for the background. The more room, the more the character has room to walk on. ✓ Flipaclip App Software (For Android or iOS) After practicing with Traditional Animation, students can also play around with digital 2D animation through Flipaclip, if they want. (Or the Animation Desk software can also be used. It is very similar setup as Flipaclip.) 💡SOME EXTRA THOUGHTS💡 I am open to different approaches to classical animation, if the learner wants to explore them. There have been students in past classes interested interested in doing "Cut-Out" animation, another type of classic animation. It involves using paper (thin cardstock works best) to design the character animations. Here are example cut out animation videos that I did for past business projects:
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Raymond Mullikin (Raytoons Comics)
Lives in the United States
Professional Cartoonist, Publisher, Credentialed Teacher
301 total reviews
570 completed classes

About Me

Hi, my name is Raymond Mullikin. 👋

I am a professional cartoonist and credentialed teacher from San Luis Obispo, California.

I teach classes in Cartooning, Comic Book Printing and Publishing, 2D Cartoon Animation, Claymation/Stop Motion, Toy... 
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