SOLD OUT [July 19 - 30] 『 Minecraft & Pokemon ClayMation: 3D Characters Design + Stop-Motion Animation Making』 (Onsite 2-Weeks)

Last year our Stop-Motion Camp sold out. Act fast - you won’t want to miss out!

Early Bird Pricing Ends 3/31

Group One: Ages 1st~7th graders (6~12y) / 10 campers

Group Two: Ages 8th~12th graders (13~17y) / 10 campers

Camp Description

Everyone loves good animation and the stories that are told through the art form. In today’s digital world the tools and skills to tell our stories are more accessible than ever. Our 3D Clay Characters Design + Stop-Motion Animation camp prepares students with the skills they will need to bring their own visions to life, in a fun and creative design environment.  

Whether students are interested in Art, Stage/Character Design, Creative Storytelling or just curious about how Stop-Motion animation works - our camps are perfect for students to get real hands-on experience in the production process of a stop-motion animated film. Our project-based learning style splits the production process into two weeks with a deep dive into the fundamentals of character and stage design, and artmaking, followed by storytelling and video shooting/editing techniques in week two. Instructors and assistants will get our campers ready for a fun, instructional, and impactful week.

At Clay House Art- all of our camps empower students to become CREATORS rather than just CONSUMERS of media, art, and culture. Students receive a Take-Home Cell Phone Tripod and a Take-Home Daiso model-toy display case (Large) by registering today.


Week 1: Into to Clay Stop-Motion & Air-dry Clay Modeling

  • Project-based learning (PBL)
  • Character Design
  • Stage Design
  • Air-dry Clay making


Students will start out learning the fundamentals of Character and Stage Design, using air-dry clay and mix-media to create their favorite Minecraft or Pokemon characters with a matching stage theme. They will build up their clay hand modeling techniques first, then transition to developing their creative character design skills.

After making their characters, students will start designing a stage using mix-media and cardboard, to set the scene for their imaginative clay stop-motion animation story.

Students will be introduced to the stop-motion animation process and by the end of the week, students will have a series of Minecraft or Pokemon clay characters, a 3D mix-media stage, and complete drawn drafts of their story ideas-ready to be filmed the following week.

What Campers Learn

  • Different ways that animation films are made
  • The process of how to film a Clay StopMotion animation
  • Minecraft or Pokemon characters drawing techniques
  • Air-dry clay characters making techniques
  • The key elements of Stage Design
  • What makes a compelling story


What Campers Create

  • A set of clay sculptures of Minecraft or Pokemon characters
  • A complete draft of clay stop-motion story
  • A 3D Stage theme with mix-media



Week 2: 3D Clay Characters Design & Stop-Motion Animation Making

  • Design Thinking
  • Storytelling
  • Editing and Sound
  • Stop-Motion video making
  • Public speech training


In the second week, campers will learn about the design thinking process (Empathize - Define - Ideate - Prototype - Test) and how it applies to video production. Using their drafts from week one, campers will direct and plan each scene of their video and work with Clay House Art’s instructors to create props for their shoots.

Campers will use an app-based animation software to create their films and will learn the principles of movement, timing, and how different techniques elicit emotions. During the filming process, campers will have an opportunity to show their voice-acting talents as we introduce them to soundboards and voice editing techniques that can enhance their productions.

At the end of the two weeks, campers will have brought everything they have learned together into making their imaginative Claymation video.

We will end the week with a Video Premiere where each camper will introduce their videos and release it for the world to see!


What Students Learn

  • How to use Stop-Motion app to create a video
  • Design Thinking process (Empathize - Define - Ideate - Prototype - Test)
  • How to edit video and use soundboards to achieve their vision
  • Problem Solving Skills Training (PSST)
  • Art Critique (Public speech training)


What Students Create

  • Artist Statement
  • One Clay Stop-Motion video (video delivered via email after camp)

Camp Info:

Full-Day Camp: Monday - Friday / 9:00am - 2:00pm (5H)

Summer Camp will take place in our studio in Downtown Burlingame. Campers will have EXCLUSIVE use of the building during camp hours.

2-week Camp Fee

Onsite: $1,400 (Early Bird: $1,350 Before 3/31,2021)

Tuition Includes:

  • 2-weeks of Instructions
  • 2-weeks of Materials
  • StopMotion software
  • Friday Ice cream Day
  • Certificate of completion
  • A Take-HomeCell Phone Tripod
  • A Take-Home Daiso model-toys display case (Large)

Please pack a lunch daily!

Multicamp Discounts

Campers enrolling in multiple weeks can use a discount code at checkout to save more

*to use this discount for multiple campers please separate into two transactions as the discount code can only be applied for one camper at a time

**valid only for onsite camps

Code for those enrolling in two camps: "2camps" for $100 Off per Camper

Code for those enrolling in three camps: 3camps for $200 Off per Camper

Camp Daily Schedule:

Time Activity

9am - 10am (1H)

Camp Time (Introduction/ Art-making)

10am - 10:15am (15min)

Snack Break

10:15am - 11:15am (1H)

Camp Time (Art-making)

11:15am - 11:30am (15min)

Reflection / Artmaking

11:30am - 12:30am (1H)

Lunch Break/ Game Time/ Outdoor Activities

12:30pm - 1:10am (40min)

Camp Time (Introduction/Art-making)

1:10pm - 1:20pm (10min)

Snack Break

1:20pm - 2:00pm (40min)

Reflection / Artmaking

2:00pm - 2:30am (30min)

Pickup Window (After 3:30pm store will open to the public)

*Snack Breaks taken at instructor’s discretion. (Depends on each student’s art-making progress)


Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Summer Camp

Tuition and Refund Policy

Camp Fee includes all materials and instruction. Registration fee of $50 is included in the tuition and is non-fundable. Multi-week/sibling discounts are available

Cancellations before 4/1 will be refunded back 90%

Cancellations before 5/1 will be refunded back 75%

Cancellations before 6/1 will be refunded back 50%

 No refunds will be given after June

If Federal, State, or Local government imposes a shelter in place order that limits the ability for camps to run, campers will receive a prorated refund less the registration fee for each camp. No credit will be given for missed days including for Covid-19 related illness.

Cancellation Policy
Clay House Art reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. Students enrolled in a class, which is canceled, will be notified by phone or email. Students enrolled in a canceled class will be offered a class credit or refund for the class.

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