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Drawing, Sculpting and Stop-Motion Animation

Category: Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

From cartoons on TV to animated feature films on the big screen, everything starts with a sketch. But how does a simple drawing turn into full-fledged animation? We’ll walk you through the process in this course on animation for kids, because a sketchbook doodle today can be something Pixar-worthy tomorrow.

Learn How To:

  • Draw basic shapes and figures
  • Turn drawings into computer images
  • Use Meshmixer (an online sculpting program) to create 3D meshes
  • Operate HUE (stop-motion animation software)
  • Produce short stop-motion animation clips

What you’ll create:

  • Animated images, 3D meshes, and short stop-motion clips
  • View sample projects


  • Wacom Intuos Draw Creative Pen Tablet (Typically about $70 on Amazon – separate purchase required)
  • Sketchbook Express (software license included with Wacom tablet purchase)
  • HUE Animation (software license fee included for individual students)
  • Meshmixer (free download included)

System Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac: macOS 10.10 or higher