Virtual Studies in Animation with Experts in the Field
In 2016, New Hampton School implemented a pilot course with the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, CA to offer the class "Animation with the Walt Disney Family Museum" to our students. The success of the course has led to ongoing programs with the Walt Disney Family Museum. The museum provides educational experiences that honor Walt Disney's legacy and spark creativity and innovation in students, teaching professionals, and their families. In this partnership, New Hampton School is the first program to experience the education programs offered by WDFM virtually.
Offered through the art department and taught by both on-site NHS faculty and virtual instruction from WDFM educators, the course challenges students in visual principles, action analysis, physics, cinematography, acting and storytelling. New Hampton students are joined weekly by two educators from the museum in San Francisco where they work, who teach the animation class through Skype. A multi-camera set-up allows teachers and students to alternate between face to face ineraction and visual demonstrations of drawing and technical skill development.
The study of screen arts applies to film, television, and games and includes disciplines such as animation, character design, storyboarding and visual development. The Walt Disney Family Museum aims to educate others about animation, innovation and inspiration through sharing the life story of Walt Disney. New Hampton School is thrilled to work in partnership with the museum and share the art of animation with our students.