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See what's cooking at Calibraska!

We work hard on bringing unique and inclusive offerings to folks of any age with the mission to support anyone explore their creativity and pursue it in daily or professional life.

 REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY MARCH 15TH !

But you don't have to wait until then to plan your summer! See all the Calibraska goodies below!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 15TH

WE ARE NOW OFFERING SIBLING DISCOUNTS AND OPTIONS TO PAY INSTALLMENTS!

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Calibraska has a "No One's Turned Away Policy" so if there is space in the class we will do whatever we can to get you in!
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f you are interested in receiving a scholarship in the form of 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% off all you need to do is fill out a short inquiry form and we will go from there.


Please make sure to fill out an Inquiry form BEFORE paying for your class(es) so we can provide you with a promo code to use at checkout.
Scholarships
2024 SUMMER TOUR
6/3 - 6/7 (Mon-Fri)
Animation Playground  

10a-12p: 7-12yrs*

Early Bird - $85

Regular - $100

Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
1300 Q St - Lincoln, NE 68508

A truly playful way to learn animation from LA-based animators!

 

In this fun, hands-on class, we will learn about animation history, principles, and concepts then create our own animations! In our ‘playground’ students get to try hand drawn, stop motion, and historical processes using optical toys, paper, clay, and more!

 

*This class is geared toward a younger audience but parents/caregivers/grandparents/etc are welcome to also take the class with their youngster(s)!

LINCOLN ~ 6/3-6/14
6/3 - 6/7 (Mon-Fri)
Animation Afternoon

1p-4p: 13yrs and up (multi-gen)

Early Bird - $100

Regular - $150

Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
1300 Q St - Lincoln, NE 68508

Enjoy an afternoon making animation!

 

In this creative class, we will begin by reviewing concepts and methods of animation. Our goal is to think about movement at a frame-by-frame level, and try out different technical processes. Students can then explore a variety of animation techniques in an open studio format including stop motion, optical toys, digital 2d, hand drawn animation as well as project development. Students in this class can work in groups or solo depending on each idea and its needs.

 

Have a project you want to develop? Bring it! Want a project to learn or flesh out your skills? We got you. This is a great way to build a portfolio piece or try out a technique you’ve always wanted and alongside others who share your interests in animation and media arts!

 

During our open studio time, we will screen fun animation to inspire you and offer fresh ideas of how you can express yourself through animation. Plus, our director and her assistant(s) are on hand to give demos along the way and assist and support you.

 

Returning and new students welcome! New students will get basic training on our equipment before turning it loose.

6/4, 6/6, 6/11, 6/13 (Tues and Thurs)
Intro to 3D Modeling with Autodesk Maya

6:30-8:30p CT: 15yrs and up (multi-gen)

Early Bird - $150

Regular - $200

Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
1300 Q St - Lincoln, NE 68508 AND ONLINE!

Join us for a fun and creative way to learn one of the leading industry 3D programs from a pro!

 

In this class, CG artist, Trevor Knapp Jones, will take you through the process of modeling in maya. Trevor will guide you through each step to create a scene, including creating, staging and lighting your elements, animating your camera and final render and export.

 

> In-person Students will have all materials and equipment provided

 

> Online Students will need to have Autodesk Maya version 2016 or newer on a computer capable of running it. For system requirements please visit: https://www.autodesk.com/support/technical/article/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Maya.html

 

For a free student version of Maya please visit: https://www.autodesk.com/education/students

TAUGHT BY

6/9-6/14 (Mon-Fri)
Nebraska 4-H Big Red Academic Summer Camp
Animation

9:30a-4:30p: 14-18yrs

Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
1300 Q St - Lincoln, NE 68508

A truly playful way to learn animation from LA-based animators! In this animation camp, students will gain a deep understanding of how to control movement at the frame-by-frame level.

 

Students will walk through the principles of animation using a variety of animation techniques including optical toys, flipbooks, stop-motion techniques, as well as basic digital processes. They will also watch a variety of animated films, both historical and contemporary, and talk about how they were made.

 

No animation or drawing experience necessary, but a spirit of exploration is required!

 

Taught in collaboration with the Calibraska Arts Initiative by professional animators and animation students from Los Angeles, CA and/or the coasts.

REGISTER WITH OUR PARTNERS AT 4-H!
Scottsbluff 2023
SCOTTSBLUFF ~ 6/24-6/28
6/24 - 6/28 (Mon-Fri)
Animation Playground  

10a-12p MST: 7-12yrs*

Early Bird - $85

Regular - $100

Scottsbluff Senior High School
313 East 27th Street - Scottsbluff, NE 69361

A truly playful way to learn animation from LA-based animators!

 

In this fun, hands-on class, we will learn about animation history, principles, and concepts then create our own animations! In our ‘playground’ students get to try hand drawn, stop motion, and historical processes using optical toys, paper, clay, and more!

 

*This class is geared toward a younger audience but parents/caregivers/grandparents/etc are welcome to also take the class with their youngster(s)!

6/24 - 6/28 (Mon-Fri)
Animation Afternoon

1p-4p MST: 13yrs and up (multi-gen)

Early Bird - $100

Regular - $150

Scottsbluff Senior High School
313 East 27th Street - Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Enjoy an afternoon making animation!

 

In this creative class, we will begin by reviewing concepts and methods of animation. Our goal is to think about movement at a frame-by-frame level, and try out different technical processes. Students can then explore a variety of animation techniques in an open studio format including stop motion, optical toys, digital 2d, hand drawn animation as well as project development. Students in this class can work in groups or solo depending on each idea and its needs.

 

Have a project you want to develop? Bring it! Want a project to learn or flesh out your skills? We got you. This is a great way to build a portfolio piece or try out a technique you’ve always wanted and alongside others who share your interests in animation and media arts!

 

During our open studio time, we will screen fun animation to inspire you and offer fresh ideas of how you can express yourself through animation. Plus, our director and her assistant(s) are on hand to give demos along the way and assist and support you.

 

Returning and new students welcome! New students will get basic training on our equipment before turning it loose.

6/24-6/28 (Tues-Thurs)
Digital Animation fun with Gifs

6:30-8:30p CT: 13yrs and up (College students welcome)

Early Bird - $150

Regular - $200

Scottsbluff High School
313 E 27th St. Scottsbluff, NE 69361 AND ONLINE!

In this course, designer and artist Trevor Knapp Jones will introduce you to the digital art workflow and how to use it to create fun animated gifs in Adobe photoshop and/or Procreate.

 

Students will learn skills specific to the digital workflow, like creating brushes, using textures, and how to bring your work to life with basic animation techniques. We will bring your ideas from thumbnail to final gif.

> All class materials and equipment will be provided

> Students are welcome to bring their own iPad, and equipment or materials to create with. Their items are their responsibility.

TAUGHT BY

NORTH PLATTE ~ 7/8-7/19
7/8 - 7/12 (Mon-Fri)
Animation Playground

10a-12p - 7-12yrs*

Early Bird - $85

Regular - $100

Mid Plains Community College
601 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 69101

 

A truly playful way to learn animation from LA-based animators!

 

In this fun, hands-on class, we will learn about animation history, principles, and concepts then create our own animations! In our ‘playground’ students get to try hand drawn, stop motion, and historical processes using optical toys, paper, clay, and more!

 

*This class is geared toward a younger audience but parents/caregivers/grandparents/etc are welcome to also take the class with their youngster(s)!

7/8 - 7/12 (Mon-Fri)
Animation Afternoon

1-4p CT: 13yrs and up (multi-gen)

Early Bird - $100

Regular - $150

Mid Plains Community College
601 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 69101

 

Enjoy an afternoon making animation with others!

 

In this creative class, we will begin by reviewing concepts and methods of animation. Our goal is to think about movement at a frame-by-frame level, and try out different technical processes. Students can then explore a variety of animation techniques in an open studio format including stop motion, optical toys, digital 2d, hand drawn animation as well as project development. Students in this class can work in groups or solo depending on each idea and its needs.

 

Have a project you want to develop? Bring it! Want a project to learn or flesh out your skills? We got you. This is a great way to build a portfolio piece or try out a technique you’ve always wanted and alongside others who share your interests in animation and media arts!

 

During our open studio time, we will screen fun animation to inspire you and offer fresh ideas of how you can express yourself through animation. Plus, our director and her assistant(s) are on hand to give demos along the way and assist and support you.

 

Returning and new students welcome! New students will get basic training on our equipment before turning it loose.

7/8 - 7/12 (Mon-Fri)
Storyboarding and Visual Storytelling for TV and Film

9a-12p CT: 13yrs and up (College students welcome)

Early Bird - $100

Regular - $150

Mid Plains Community College
601 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 69101

 

Learn how to translate your story ideas into film and animation!

 

This class with professional storyboard artist Benjamin P. Carow is designed to introduce storyboarding to new learners. Students will learn concepts such as composition, staging, character acting, as well as the art of breaking down scripts and, of course, how to put it all together to make a storyboard.

 

We will use the same tools and methods storyboard artists use to visualize stories in the industry. Including pitching your ideas, revisions, feedback and more! *spoilers* It will be a lot of fun!

7/8 - 7/12 (Mon-Fri)
Visual Storytelling in a Single Drawing

1-2:30p CT: 7-12yrs

Early Bird - $85

Regular - $100

Mid Plains Community College
601 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 69101

 

Learn how to tell a story with a single drawing!

 

In this class with professional storyboard artist Benjamin P. Carow we will play lots of games and activities to learn different drawing techniques, composition strategies, storytelling approaches and more!

 

Each day will have short presentations and demos, followed by different interactive exercises each day. We will draw a lot but no drawing, writing, or animation experience is required. All are welcome to come have fun and learn a totally unique way to tell your stories!

7/15-7/19 (Mon-Fri)
Additional Zoom Meeting from 7/8-7/12
Music Video Camp
10a-4p CST: 13-18yrs

Early Bird - $25

Regular - $300

Mid Plains Community College
601 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 69101

 

Unleash your inner artist and rockstar at our music video summer camp!

 

This summer camp offers a unique experience for creative students to learn how to make music videos using techniques from live action and animation!

 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of animation and video production, while exploring all the different ways to bring image and sound together!

 

No prior experience necessary!

 

**THIS CLASS WILL HAVE A PRE-PRODUCTION MEETING ONLINE THE PREVIOUS WEEK. DAY AND TIME WILL BE DETERMINED SOON**

> Students are welcome to bring their own equipment if they want to but we will have all the Calibraska materials and equipment available to them.

> We recommend students bring a lunch with them or eat before coming to class and bring a snack.

WAYNE ~ 7/22-7/26
7/8 - 7/12 (Mon-Fri)
Animation Playground

10a-12p - 7-12yrs*

Wayne State College
1111 Main St. Wayne, NE 68787

 

A truly playful way to learn animation from LA-based animators!

 

In this fun, hands-on class, we will learn about animation history, principles, and concepts then create our own animations! In our ‘playground’ students get to try hand drawn, stop motion, and historical processes using optical toys, paper, clay, and more!

 

*This class is geared toward a younger audience but parents/caregivers/grandparents/etc are welcome to also take the class with their youngster(s)!

REGISTER WITH OUR PARTNERS SOON!
7/22 - 7/26 (Mon-Fri)
Animation Afternoon

1-4p CT: 13yrs and up (multi-gen)

Wayne State College
1111 Main St. Wayne, NE 68787

 

Enjoy an afternoon making animation with others!

 

In this creative class, we will begin by reviewing concepts and methods of animation. Our goal is to think about movement at a frame-by-frame level, and try out different technical processes. Students can then explore a variety of animation techniques in an open studio format including stop motion, optical toys, digital 2d, hand drawn animation as well as project development. Students in this class can work in groups or solo depending on each idea and its needs.

 

Have a project you want to develop? Bring it! Want a project to learn or flesh out your skills? We got you. This is a great way to build a portfolio piece or try out a technique you’ve always wanted and alongside others who share your interests in animation and media arts!

 

During our open studio time, we will screen fun animation to inspire you and offer fresh ideas of how you can express yourself through animation. Plus, our director and her assistant(s) are on hand to give demos along the way and assist and support you.

 

Returning and new students welcome! New students will get basic training on our equipment before turning it loose.

REGISTER WITH OUR PARTNERS SOON!
North Platte 2023
Vitual Offerings
2024 SUMMER ONLINE
TUESDAYS
JUNE:  4TH, 11TH, 18TH, 25TH
JULY: 9TH, 16TH
Let's Draw Workshops
with Nickelodeon Animation
12-2p PST / 1-3p MST / 2-4p CST
FREE!!!!!!!
Online

LET’S DRAW! 

AGES: Grade School (K-5/6)

TIME: 1-1:30 MT / 2-2:30 CT 

Here’s a super fun way to learn how to draw some of your favorite characters WITH the artists who work on the show! Each week we will watch a clip from a different Nick show then learn how to draw characters from the show with artists at Nick! We will even have a "throwback" week to learn how to draw old school Nick characters! All are welcome!

DRAWING FOR ANIMATION + GUEST ARTISTS

AGES: 6th-12th grades

TIME: 2-3 MT / 3-4 CT

A super awesome way to learn about the different “gigs” in the animation industry, learn how to develop your drawing skills, and learn from the pros at Nick! In these workshops we will focus on a variety of different ways artists draw for animation at Nickelodeon and in the Animation industry! We will discuss and draw with folks in different departments such as Character Design, Prop Design, Backgrounds, Storyboarding and Visual Development. We are also working on a special “mystery workshop” with a superstar at Nickelodeon! No drawing experience necessary and all are welcome!

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We are working on setting up satellite sites for these free workshops across the state of Nebraska. Fill out an interest form and we'll let you know when registration is open! 

6/4, 6/6, 6/11, 6/13 (Tues and Thurs)
Intro to 3D Modeling with Autodesk Maya

6:30-8:30p CT: 15yrs and up (multi-gen)

Early Bird - $150

Regular - $200

Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
1300 Q St - Lincoln, NE 68508 AND ONLINE!

Join us for a fun and creative way to learn one of the leading industry 3D programs from a pro!

 

In this class, CG artist, Trevor Knapp Jones, will take you through the process of modeling in maya. Trevor will guide you through each step to create a scene, including creating, staging and lighting your elements, animating your camera and final render and export.

> In-person Students will have all materials and equipment provided

> Online Students will need to have a recent version of Autodesk Maya on a computer capable of running it. For system requirements please visit: https://www.autodesk.com/support/technical/article/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-3ds-Max-products.html