Summer Children’s Program 2023: Stop Motion Animation 3D/2D and Sounds (Ages: 9-12)

The Stop Motion Animation 3D/2D and Sounds course is meant to help students explore the visual and auditory arts. They will develop their storytelling and teamwork skills, including:

  • Graphic design skills: creating a storyboard, editing clips and footage,

  • Interior design skills: designing a small 3D model for their short video,

  • Fashion design skills: working with color composing for their video,

  • Painting and printmaking: sketching the storyboard, and sculpting their characters using Play-Doh.


Age Group: 9-12 years only.

Class Outline

In this class, the students will make props out of paper, play-doh, and different 3D objects. They will make their own short story and work with music to create a final short stop motion animation video.

Course Materials: 

  1. Pencil colors
  2. News papers
  3. Play-doh
  4. Acrylic paint
  5. Colored paper
  6. Bristol paper
  7. White glue
  8. Hot glue
  9. Tracing paper

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

  1. Apron/any old clothes
  2. Newspapers magazines/scrap paper
  3. Drawing sketch book
  4. Snack for the kids (lunch box). No student will be allowed to share food for health reasons.

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Tue, 18 Jul, 2023
Thu, 27 Jul, 2023
QAR 1800


Ebtesam M. Al-Hothi

Ebtesam M. Al-Hothi (Ebi)
A VCU Alumni, holds a BFA in Graphic design.
Currently working as a Prototype specialist at Dadu-Children’s Museum in Qatar.

Other than her social and active community work with the Qatari community at VCUarts Qatar, she’s also involved with international organizations that are working with kids such as Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) and Best Buddies under the Education City community.

Her work experience includes working with Takashi Murakami during his exhibition titled "Ego" in Qatar, and six years as an instructor at VCUarts Qatar where she worked on the various art-based programs during the summer months. 

With the ability to use Qatari culture within artistic projects by using her skills in illustrating, video-montage and stop-motion animation, she aims to have her students leave class not just with new artistic skills and cultural knowledge, but also with enhanced social skills and behaviors.

“I strongly believe that our future lies in the hands of children, and I am honored that in my role, I am able to support children to in their social emotional development and champion children’s wellbeing in Qatar.”