The New Claymation Student Films have Arrived!

2016 Texas Claymation

2016 Albuquerque Claymation

The Out of Toon Actors Relaxing at the Beach

Oh boy, it's our favorite time of year...class time! Oh yeah, it's also summer, our second favorite time! That's right, your claymation teachers are just as excited as you are to go soak up some rays and enjoy the good sunshine.

However, just as it's important to play outside and get some quality physical exercise, it's just as important to get some mental exercise in as well. Just because we get a fun break from school doesn't mean our creativity should take a break as well. We understand how difficult that can be, after all there are so many opportunities for adventures outside, the possibilities are limitless! The great news is that we know of a fun activity thats just as limitless...Stop Motion Animation! Sail the seas, climb mountains, explore the moon, whatever you mind can think of...you can create!

So for those rainy days, sunny days, or just fun exploring days, we invite you to try out "Tommy and Jamie's Claymation Classroom" at a Special Summer promo rate of 3-months for just $30.00, or month to month at the rate of $15.00 per month. That's right a discounted full 3-months regardless of when you sign up within the months of June, July, and August. Signing up in August? No problem, 90-days at a discount!

It's the perfect amount of time to go through the whole fun process of coming up with characters, building sets, shooting an animation, and putting it all together! We have 3 full short films to try out and explore as well as many beginner tutorials to get your feet wet. So sign up now and show all your friends how this summer you became an claymation director!

See you in class, enjoy the sunshine, and stay animated!

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Tommy and Jamie

Other Places to Find Us

Take a minute and watch our little introduction video. Then sign up and give us a try!

Now is the Time to get Involved!

We are so excited to share with you our love of this amazing medium and want to see YOU learning and creating right along with us! Jump to our membership plans and see what plan fits you and your family.

Join Us!

Student Claymation Videos from Summer Art Camps!

Mark Kistler's Summer Art Camp Claymation Videos

We proudly present the Students' Claymation Films from Mark Kistler's Visual and Performing Summer Art Camps!

Every summer, we join our Childhood Artistic Inspiration on a quest to teach the art of cartooning, animation, and puppetry to the next generation of genius artists. These videos showcase the amazing work the students were able to accomplish within one week. Imagine what you'll be capable of with an entire year of classes!

Together, we can Dream it! Draw it! Do it!

What We Do

We here in the studio create fun and adventurous lessons teaching and exploring the craft of stop motion animation. Whether it's a simple demonstration on technique, or a full-fledged Animated Short, we offer a wide range of subjects that cover all levels of difficulty. While our content is largely designed for younger audiences, our advanced demos offer a great challenge for the more experienced crowd.

How We Do It

Our lessons are created through 10 to 15 minute video demonstrations. Lessons based on technique or simple subjects are broken down into shorter demos, which are used as building blocks to the more advanced animated shorts we’ll guide you through. We break everything down, teaching you about the materials we use, sculpting tips, how to time your animation, and much more. Each of our lessons builds upon the previous ones, making you an Animation Master capable of creating awesomely advanced stop-motion animated films!

Why We Do It

Well, that's simple – WE LOVE IT! There’s absolutely nothing like watching your inanimate clay characters come to life before your very eyes! We can't wait to explore and share with you the wonders of creating this amazing and complex subject. There are countless ways to use this medium. From the zany fun to the abstract, we invite you to share our passion and create something amazing!

Now is the Time to get Involved!

We are so excited to share with you our love of this amazing medium and want to see YOU learning and creating right along with us! Jump to our membership plans and see what plan fits you and your family.

Join Us!

Supplies needed for the first film

This video shows some of the materials that are used to create a film ready for Hollywood! Get some popcorn and check out this film.