Stop-Motion Film Club - Clay, Toys and Other Crafts Are Welcome! (Ages 6-12)

Raymond Mullikin (Raytoons Comics)
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(418)
Students will explore the hands-on process of Stop-Motion through setting up characters and sets, using construction blocks, Toys, Clay, and other materials. They will be watching Stop-Motion Films and share their own films with the class.

Class experience

Students will learn to identify and solve authentic problems into developing animated scenes and figure out a way (investigation) on how to fix them.
Homework Offered
Optional: Students can work on their stop motion in between class times.
Assessments Offered
The learner's progress and comprehension skills are observed through informal assessment, in observation of their work on their claymation/stop-motion films.
Grades Offered
 2 files available upon enrollment
- Materials Required: ✓ 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: - Highly Recommended Materials: (These materials are what most students will use in the class. But they are not required for the class.) ✓ Modeling/Oil-Based Clay (Modeling Clay is the best material for Stop Motion characters. But paper, construction blocks, toys - or even people - can also be used.) ✓ Colored Paper ✓ Scissors ✓ Large Box - For Setting Up Background (This might not be necessary if your scene is located outdoors or in your home.) ✓ Scotch Tape and Glue - Other Recommended Materials: ✓ Smartphone Camera Stand (If you are using a Smartphone and it doesn’t have a kickstand case) ✓ Construction Blocks ✓ Toothpicks and paperclips ✓ Tablecloth ✓ Sculpting tools ✓ Styrofoam, armature wire, and/or foil ✓ Pipecleaners ✓ Toys ✓ Beads and/or Buttons ✓ Scraps of cloth. Optional: ✓ Flipaclip App Software (For Android or iOS) This animation software app has the ability to easily import Stop Motion videos and add some fun "rotoscoping" effects. Rotoscoping effects work great with Stopmotion! You can use it to make construction blocks or Clay characters fire lasers! Or add explosions! (I also do a class on adding Rotoscoping effects with Flipaclip: ✓ Please install Zoom on the same device as the Lapse It Software. That way the instructor will be able to see what the student is doing and be able to help the student if they are having any difficulties.

Meet the teacher

Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(418)
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... 
Group Class


1x per week
50 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 39 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-12
2-12 learners per class

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