Monday, July 27–Friday, July 31, 2020
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Art Studio (Classroom G37)
Materials Fee
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2020-07-27 09:00:00 2020-07-27 12:00:00 Animation and Character Design, Ages 15–18 07/27/2020 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

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

Alan Jennings is a graduate of the MFA program in experimental animation at California Institute of the Arts. His films have screened internationally at Animafest Zagreb, The Ottawa International Animation Festival, The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Films, and The Holland Animation Film Festival, among many others. Professional work includes short films produced for Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, The School of Life, and NPR.