Start Date June 25, 2019 09:00 AM

End Date August 04, 2019 10:00 PM

6 Weeks

Venue CTN Studio Burbank

Burbank,CA,United States

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Phone 818 827 7138

Teen CTN Summer Camp 2019

Animation and Design Camp - Where Creative Skills Thrive
Beginning June 2019, middle school, high school and home-schooled artists are invited to explore having a career in animation and design. 
Returning alumni should fill out the application but are automatically accepted and will receive a 5% loyalty renewal discount.
Pre-college students from around the world, ages 10-19, are invited in the summer to discover Animation, Art and Design in an intensive experience. Young artists are given an opportunity to explore the fundamentals and options to having a career in this industry. Led by leading professionals the student experiences talks, screenings and open drawing sessions and workshops and group project assignments. Weekly life drawing sessions with live, costumed models allow artists to heighten their drawing skills no matter what place they are starting from--beginners on up. 
"YEAH!! I learned so much and this class and honestly it broadened my horizens (I hope thats a real phrase) and helped me improve significantly! The mentorship and direction really impacted me as an overall artist and I would not only take this course again, but recommend it for future generations."
Put your artist child or your creative self at the heart of the animation community with Teen CTN Summer Camp. This summer camp is held in an inspirational gallery/studio environment over the course of 6 weeks and was created for young artists ages 10 and up who are already showing an interest in or who might have a potential for a career in animation. In a conservatory setting and taught from an artist point of view, this camp will total 60 hours and be held twice a week over six weeks. Designed specifically to give young creators the tools and connections they need through presentations, live demonstrations, hands-on experience while rotating around separate work areas combined with problem-solving exercises that are critical to building the creative thinking mind and powerful skill set needed to enter the world of animation.
Lectures introduce students to the history of animated works, both 2D and 3D, and workshops are selected to coax students out of their comfort zone where they can hone new skills and explore what it takes to develop stories, characters and worlds. The program is designed to open young artists' minds to the vast possibilities of animation and to help them develop a richer and more impactful portfolio of work suitable for college application.
"I like that even though each week is a different focus, there is alot of information on each of the subjects. I also very much enjoy the exercises that are done in class, especially those done during the character design week."
Led by Sue Goldberg, a veteran Art Director and Animator along with special guest industry professionals students will be guided through this amazing program as they experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to join this community and to generate the work necessary to propel them in either their creative careers or college application portfolios.  Followed with a Certificate of Completion and their work being featured in a final live review open house event. 
Having the ability to meet and learn from industry professionals in a privileged mentored approach is at the core of this camp. When this camp is completed the relationships made and the community joined will live on beyond the end date. An artist is an artist for the rest of their life and this community is always there to help.
About Us: Our goal is to design and implement sustainable and growing programs which have a distinctive and direct positive impact on student participation and learning in the fields of animation, comic books, video games, and filmmaking.  An emphasis on high quality and strong curricular relevance and meeting the right people in this industry are key criteria for all program investments. Another key objective is that these programs are scalable to improve both the breadth of content and total student reach over time and live on beyond the program end date. CTN’s core competency in this field is their direct connection with the largest group of key influencers in the animation, visual efx and video game industries. 
SUSAN MC KINSEY GOLDBERG,  is a renowned animation Art Director, Designer, and Animation Artist, having worked on Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, and The Simpsons Movie. She also provided Art Direction and Clean-up Supervision for Chuck Jones, on the animation sequence in the live-action Mrs. Doubtfire. Her interest in the medium of animation reflects her encyclopedic knowledge of many other artistic disciplines, including Japanese art and textile design, children’s book illustration, costume design, wildlife painting and drawing, and graphic design for film and print.
At Walt Disney Animation Studios, Susan art directed two sequences on
Fantasia/2000. She created the watercolor style for “Carnival of the Animals,” for which she and her crew provided hand-painted watercolor art not just for the backgrounds, but for every animation drawing of the yo-yo aficionado flamingo and his pals. For “Rhapsody in Blue,” based on the art of Al Hirschfeld, Susan researched his book illustration work and adapted his use of large color blocks in simple shapes for the big screen, as well as providing period Costume Design for Manhattan’s denizens of the 1930’s. Susan utilized a palette almost entirely of blue-inflected colors, creating a unique look that garnered her the animation industry’s highest honor, the Annie Award, for Production Design.
Susan has also lent her touch to several major theme park attractions: Art
Direction for “Magic Lamp Theater”, a 3-D stereoscopic attraction for Tokyo
Disney Seas featuring Aladdin’s irrepressible Genie, Color Design for the façade of the Animation Pavilion at Disney’s California Adventure, and Concept Art for Walt Disney Imagineering, including renderings of beloved icons Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto in the styles of Peter Max, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, and David Hockney.
For a Buddhist cultural center in Hong Kong, she art directed the 12-minute highdefinition cartoon, “A Monkey’s Tale.” For the Mexico Pavilion at Disney’s EPCOT center, her vibrant colors enliven new animation of The Three Caballeros.
Susan continues to work on a variety of film, video, and concept projects that benefit from her unerring eye for color and design, as well as pursuing her interest in katazome, an ancient resist-dying technique from Japan that involves cutting intricate stencils for fabrics and textiles.
AMPAS Presents "Mary Blair's World Of Color: A Centennial Tribute" At The 17th Marc Davis Celebration Of Animation
In This Photo: Charles Solomon, Pete Docter, Eric Goldberg, Richard Sherman, Michael Giaimo, Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi, Susan Goldeberg

How to Apply
We ask that all students be reviewed prior to being accepted. (Returning alumni are automatically accepted and receive a 5% loyalty renewal discount) We hope you understand and appreciate our efforts in creating a premiere educational experience that is both memorable and enjoyable for everyone as we reserve the right to refuse applications. 


Click link and sign up to receive the application. The application form will be emailed to you. Please fill it out and you will be asked to email samples to teenctn@ctnexpo.com and fill out a short questionaire. Or you can just give us a call at 818 827 7138.

CLICK HERE: https://eventregistration.ctnadmin.com/event.php?eid=269&cid=2


Returning alumni should also fill out the application but you are automatically accepted and will receive a 5% loyalty renewal discount.

This Camp will cover the following topics.
Week 1

Animation Basics

Learning to think in animation terms.

Animation Exercises

Flip books

Observations from life

Gesture drawing

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors

Week 2 

Character Design and Construction

Learning to define your character

Creating attitude poses

Classic character construction

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors
Week 3

Working from script/ Writing while boarding

Communicating directly with your boards, pitching your boards

Frame composition

Understanding film grammar

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors
Week 4

Visual Development and Art Direction

Exploring styles in Vis dev to fit the content, tone, fit the character, illuminate the stories in a

unique way

Art Direction

Choosing the color direction for the film project, using color for emotional value, lighting, darks

and lights for storytelling

Costume design and environmental design


Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors

Week 5 


Designing a shot for storytelling

Composition using characters and elements


Leading the audience’s eye

Background painting

Using the design conceits to create the environments

Various mediums and techniques

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors
Week 6 - Portfolio Showcase and Career Day

Now what?

Review of work, preparing a portfolio for art school

What jobs, what studios, internships, ELS programs

Special Industry Professional Guest Instructors

❏  6 Weeks / Three Times a Week 
❏  Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays. (Wednesdays are open Lab Days)
❏  June 26 - August 3
❏  10 am - 3 pm 
❏  *30 Minute Meal Period No Lunch Provided 
Special Event
❏ Career Event Friday August 3 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Held in the animation capital of the world 
At the CTN Studio
847 Hollywood Way Space 100
Burbank, CA 91505
Unless otherwise noted 
❏  Full Program Fee $950 (60 hours)
❏  Weekly Fee $200 (15 hours)
❏  Students will be supplied with a list of supplies prior to the first class 
Full 6-week Program Fee includes
❏  Discounts on other CTN workshops and events 
❏  Family Pass to the CTN animation eXpo Event for 3.
❏  Studio Tour or Screening (Dependent on studio schedules)
❏  Mock Career Day
❏  By the end of this, you will have work for a portfolio or college 
❏  Certificate of Completion 
❏  Membership with CTN community
❏  Use of CTN Creator Space lab with Hardware and Software 

Through out the 6 weeks we will look at different types of animation, silent films, and other films that can be used for influence in film making. We will look at other artists, illustrators, cartoonist, and animators to broaden their perspectives in the animation medium whether traditional or digital.

Not Included 
❏  Meals 
❏  Art Supplies 
Thank you to our partners Mac Hollywood, Wacom, Zbrush, Adobe