Continuing education classes are being taught remotely. Studio classes have live remote meetings. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer, and an internet linked camera (like a cell phone). Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements, contact the CE office at or your instructor. New classes are being added, keep checking!

"Pareidolia" film still by Maya Erdelyi

Digital and Experimental Animation in the Home Studio


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Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Pre-recorded content
  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

In this class, you will be introduced to a wide variety of digital and experimental animation techniques and learn how to set-up a home animation studio. We will cover: hand-drawn animation, stop-motion, cut-paper puppets, lighting and green-screening, digital animation using various free online apps, creative cloud (photoshop, after-effects & premiere), using sound, along with stop-motion software and analog tools for animating that can be shared digitally, among other experimental & hybrid approaches. The course will include screenings of animations past and present, along with discussions and crits. The course also covers some hand-drawn animation approaches including observational rotoscoping and drawing/animating digitally on a tablet. Learn how to develop a home studio practice with a DIY ethos, and connect with an online animation community to keep you inspired. Class will end with an online celebration and screening of work.


No class July 5th, Independence Day holiday.

Maya Erdelyi is an award-winning animator/designer and director. She is a native New Yorker currently based in Boston. Maya creates intricate hand-made animations and collages inspired by imaginary worlds, memories and the unconscious. Her animations explore a hybrid approach to cut-paper stop-motion, puppetry, hand-drawn, digital animation and installation. Her work has been shown in national … Read more