Monday, August 17–Friday, August 21, 2020
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Art Studio (Classroom G37)
Materials Fee
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2020-08-17 09:00:00 2020-08-17 12:00:00 Animation and Character Design, Ages 15–18 08/17/2020 9:00 am Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Learn to take an idea or story and bring it to life with simple animation techniques and create fun characters and creatures! Explore and study the many methods through which 2D animated films are made, from cartoons, morphing, abstraction, realism, and more! Class includes hands-on tutorials in character design, timing, and image capture. The class will also feature screenings of hard-to-find and influential short animated films.

Supplies are provided. A smart phone or tablet is recommended.

Course Number
Mixed Media
Number of Sessions

Past Dates and Times

Monday, August 17–Friday, August 21, 2020

Ticket Information

Registration for February, April, and Summer vacation week classes ends at Noon the Friday before the class starts.

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies

About the Instructor

Chris E. O’Neill is an artist and illustrator based in Somerville, MA. He is a compulsive draw-er, hardly ever looking up from the page in front of him. He can be found lurking in cafes and bars furiously jotting down the goings-on around him. He has worked for a wide range of clients including Harmonix, Cutty's, and Collective Arts Brewing and has shown his work in a variety of venues in the greater Boston area, most recently a large scale mural at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly. He is super-awkward in real life.