Youth Maker Mondays: Stop-Motion Challenge (Ages 10-14)

  • Monday, April 10, 2023
  • Monday, April 24, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • Monday, April 10, 2023, 2:30 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, April 17, 2023, 2:30 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, April 24, 2023, 2:30 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN's ETA Studio, Class Code ME041023CJ
  • 4


  • $130 Tuition + $15 Materials Fee
  • $105 Tuition + $15 Materials Fee

    Registration will close on April 5th


Create a two-minute stop-motion animated short with your phone or tablet. 

About this Class

Challenge yourself to a stop-motion animated short with a beginning, middle, and end. Learn how to shoot and edit on your phone or tablet. No experience necessary, just bring your device and your imagination.


  • For youth ages 10-14. 
  • Registration closes April 5.
  • A $15 materials fee is included in the cost of the class, and covers whatever you'll need in the class.
  • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to this email.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • We are grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Maker Monday classes for families.


Day one:

● Break down what stop motion is

● Pick the theme

● Storyboard/write your concept.

● Learn the stop-motion app

● Learn to set up/block shots

● Learn how to create a set

Day two:

● Lighting and filming your set

● The basics of editing

● Edit your footage

Day three:

● Finish editing

● Showcase your short film

● Awards ceremony


You must have a smartphone or tablet with a camera. iPhone and Android phones are preferred.

Class Policies


Courtney G. Jones is a 30-year veteran of the film and television industry and an advocate for the kind of accessibility mobile filmmaking offers. He serves as head of development for Steve Zahn & Rick Gomez’s company, Macaroni Art Productions, and has produced and directed feature films, commercials, documentaries, and series - some shot on mobile. He brings a wealth of technical and creative know-how to the classroom. Courtney’s main goal is to show that anyone can make something amazing with the technology in their pocket. When he is not writing, producing, filming, editing, or teaching, he is typically daydreaming about flying, living on a boat, or trying new recipes.

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