Sony Pictures Media Arts Program (SPMAP)
October 2019 - June 2020
In partnership with Sony Pictures and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, CAP offers free after-school animation classes for youth participants (ages 11-18) at 5 partner sites throughout Los Angeles County.
Classes are co-taught by 3-5 CalArts Animation alumni and students, covering a range of animation & filmmaking techniques. These include stop motion & claymation, drawn animation on paper and computers, 2D, 3D, and digital puppets, character design, lip sync, storyboarding, world-building, paint on glass, collage film, sound design, voice acting, and more. Students are introduced to a range of techniques at the beginning of the class via short projects. Towards the end of the class, each student will create their own animated film using the technique of their choice, with one-on-one guidance from their instructors. All equipment and supplies are provided, including laptops, DragonFrame software, Adobe Creative Suite, drawing tablets, DSLR cameras, and a daily snack.
Classes are 30 weeks long and run from October-June. Classes do not meet on holidays and breaks. Site locations, meeting times, and registration links are below.
Partner Site Locations
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7pm
Pacoima Branch Library, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331
Mondays and Wednesdays 4-7PM
Watts Towers Arts Center, 1727 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002
Thursdays 4-7pm & Saturdays 11AM-2PM
William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center at Teatro Frida Kahlo, 2332 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Thursdays 4-7PM & Saturdays 11AM-2PM
Wilmington Branch Library, 1300 N Avalon Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744
With the exception of our Watts Towers site, SPMAP classes are now filled for the 2019-2020 year. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Program Coordinator Annapurna Kumar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-222-2708.