Sony Pictures Media Arts Program (SPMAP): Fall '23 - Spring '24
The Sony Pictures Media Arts Program (SPMAP) is a free after-school animation program offered through a partnership between the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and the Los Angeles Public Library. This class explores topics such as the principles of animation, animation history, comics, storyboarding, story development, character design, world building, stop motion, video creation, and much more!
SPMAP is open for students ages 11-17. All supplies are provided and no previous experience is required.
The SPMAP program consists of three separate 10-week long classes. The 2023-24 classes will be offered from October 2, 2023 - June 8, 2024 as follows:
Breaks in between sessions coincide with CalArts academic calendar. Each session will offer in-depth learning in one topic of animation determined by the teaching team at each partner site. Students will need to register for each session they plan to attend. Learn more by visiting the SPMAP website.
Wilmington Public Library: Saturdays 10AM-3PM
1300 N Avalon Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744
Pacoima Public Library: Mondays & Wednesdays 4-7PM
13605 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331
Watts Towers Arts Center Campus: Wednesdays 4-7PM & Saturdays 11AM-2PM
1727 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002
William Reagh Photography Center/Teatro Frida Kahlo: Saturdays 11AM-4PM
2332 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock: Tuesdays or Thursdays 4-7PM
2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
SPMAP Online: Mondays and Thursdays, 4-7PM (Online Zoom Class)
Please send any questions to Program Manager Tara Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.