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3D Animation & Modeling: Grades 3 - 5

Course Description

Take a leap into the world of 3D animation with Blender (, the latest in 3D modeling and animation programs. Your first adventure with Blender will show you how to design and animate characters in stage settings with backdrops and textures. By the end of the week, you will have an animation to share with your friends and family! Blender is an easy to use, FREE program that you can download from the internet. Continue the fun on your own at home.

Learn the principles behind 3D animation and modeling used in some of the biggest hit games and movies today. Using Blender, a FREE open source program, students explore the concepts of 3D visualization, meshes, skeletons, texture mapping and motion. At the end of this workshop students will be armed with the skills to be able to create simple animations on their own at home.

A flash-drive is required to take projects home.

Workshop Images & Useful Links

Below are links to software, materials and information for review or download. We try to use open source (free) or inexpensive software where we can so that your child may easily continue their fun and investigation at home.

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Extended Day Coverage (Mornings & Afternoons)
Families needing to drop off kids early or pick them up late may take advantage of TCU's Extended Coverage options. These optional coverages may be added during workshop registration and checkout. Fees are based on a weekly basis (see fees below); extended coverage for individaul days are not available for purchase.

  • Morning Extended Day Coverage (7:30am - 9:00am): +$35/week
  • Afternoon Extended Day Coverage (4:00pm - 5:30pm): +$35/week

    Lunch Policy & Coverage
    Campers registered for both a morning and an afternoon workshop during the same week, or an all day workshop will be monitored for lunch at no additional cost. Students staying all day must provide their own, non-perishable lunch and beverage (refrigeration not available). Please note that no lunches will be provided by TCU or staff.

    Ya'll Come Back! Rebate Program
    Simply register your child in more than one eligible camp workshop this summer and receive a rebate after the camp season ends. $10 rebates apply to each additional camp for each child; so, register your child for three eligible camps and receive $20 back! It's our way of saying thanks! Rebates will be processed in Fall 2018.

    Detailed information will be sent several weeks in advance of the camp

    Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 13 openings remaining at this time.

    Dates:July 9-13, 2018
    Meets:M, Tu, W, Th and F from 9:00 AM to 12 N, 5 sessions
    Instructor:Study Center
    Fee: $199.00Fee Breakdown