Summer Camps: Frame by Frame – Intro to Stop Motion Animation

July 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
934 SW Salmon St.

July 17-21

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages 8-11

Instructor: TBD
Cost: $450

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This 5-day camp is designed for children ages 8-11 who are interested in learning the basics of stop motion animation. The campers will spend each day learning and practicing the different techniques used in stop motion animation, including planning and storyboarding, creating characters and sets, and using iPads to record and animate their creations.

Throughout the camp, campers will develop their creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork. They will be encouraged to be imaginative and to explore different animation techniques and materials, such as clay, felt, traditional stop motion armatures, and even their own toys from home. They will be given guidance and support but also given the freedom to be creative with their own ideas.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.