Stop Motion Animation

2-4 Hour Experience at Your Home

This stop motion animation experience will teach your child how to tell their own stories, straight out of their imaginations and channeled into film. Children will learn the basics of storytelling (character, setting, props, conflict, goal, and resolution), and how to use the medium of stop motion animation to illustrate their epic. They will watch a sample video, draw inspiration from the tales and movies they enjoy and the games and toys they play with, and jump into creative expression.

For longer length experiences, kids will begin learning about video editing, for example adding in voiceover, speeding up or slowing down frames, overlaying music and sound effects as well as text and visual graphics. This experience lends itself well to a Series of 4 weeks, throughout which kids will work on a short film and even practice live film-making with a camera and edited in iMovie.

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About Kennedy

Filmmaker and Language Instructor

Kennedy is a film school graduate with a background in journalism and a minor in Japanese language (including N1 language proficiency and having studied abroad in Japan). She is a certified TESOL/TEFL ESL instructor, and has taught language and film production to children of all ages, and has over 15 years of experience working with children between the ages 0-8.

Kennedy is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

* Fully-vetted, background checked, and interviewed

What Parents are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!

- Mandi B.

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

- Lauren G.

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

- Sarah L.