Stop-motion animation is the art of bringing inanimate objects and images to life. The class will cover the whole process: preparing a space for shooting, photographing a variety of media (clay, found objects, cutouts, drawings) manipulated in small increments, and putting it all together using a simple editing program. Throughout the course, we will watch animations by historically important animators and contemporary artists. Students will leave with a deeper understanding of the process and a finished, YouTube-ready animation. Most supplies included in lab fee; students should bring a point-and-shoot digital camera.