Summer Camps: Game Jam! Animation for Video Game Design

July 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
934 SW Salmon St.

July 24 – 28

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages 11-14

Instructor: Ian Levesque
Cost: $450

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Experience the unique process of developing a game in a collaborative week-long camp. Campers will work as a part of a team for 5 days to create characters, assets, and plans for a first-person, interactive game that uses the core principles of animation in its creation. Each day, campers will learn about the different animation techniques used in video games and how they can create their own animations using industry-standard software. They will learn the basics of character and object rigging, keyframe animation, motion capture, and more. Campers will leave with a build of the game and a perspective on indie game development.

Artist Instructor Bio:
Ian Levesque is a stop motion animator dabbling in indie-game development, most notably with Floogen, his stop motion game featured on Steam and the Nintendo Switch. He’s been excited about sharing the rewarding process of animation with artists for as long as he was able to. He spends his time working on his personal videogame projects and playing with his rats.

Play last summer’s game MADE IN THIS CAMP on your PC – DOWNLOAD NOW!

Learn more about 2023 PAM CUT Summer Camps


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.