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Class Description

Dive into the cutting-edge intersection of artificial intelligence and animation, where innovation knows no bounds and original creations come to life. Through a blend of traditional animation techniques and AI, students will create captivating narratives through storytelling and imagination. With a focus on originality and creativity, students will learn to harness the capabilities of AI to breathe life into their unique visions.

Learning Objectives: in this class, students will learn about

  • How to generate and refine AI art from text and drawings
  • The ethical concerns surrounding AI art
  • Digitally sculpting characters in free programs like Nomad Sculpt and Blender
  • Traditional frame by frame animation in programs like Procreate Dreams
  • How to use new less traditional techniques to save time in animations
  • Using AI to try out character ideas
  • 2D and 3D animations
  • 3D printing their character designs to have physical references
  • Stop motion animation
  • Animation workflows in Blender
  • AI music design
  • Script, character reference sheets, and general idea generations with programs like Midjourney and Chat GPT/Dalle
  • The art of the peer critique and give peer critiques on the progress of student work;
  • Opportunities and potential resources on career pathways;
  • How to distribute, exhibit, and promote artwork for a variety of audiences.


  • iPads
  • PC Computers
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • VR headsets
  • 3D Printers
  • Filament
  • Resin
  • Airbrush
  • Glue gun


  • Blender (latest version)
  • Nomad Sculpt
  • MasterpieceX VR
  • Unreal Engine
  • Procreate Dreams
  • Endless Paper
  • Tinkercad
  • Prusa Slicer
  • Shapelabs
  • Gravity Sketch VRDalle 3 (in browser)
  • Midjourney (in browser)
  • Mixamo (in browser)
  • Udio
  • Suno
  • GarageBand

Deliverables: Students and Class Projects

  • AI-generated stickers
  • AI-inspired art printed on canvas
  • AI-assisted song with GarageBand
  • AI-created animation incorporating their song
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