[CUSAI 2020] Animation

Students in the Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive Animation program learned how to animate their creative visions to life. They created hand drawn and stop motion animations using traditional techniques. They also learned to composite and sound design using the widely used computer software, Adobe Premiere Pro. Their critical thinking sharpened by watching a wide variety of films and critiquing their peers' works throughout the course. Incredibly quick learning, patient and curious, the artists in class have shown immense promise for future endeavors in their artistic career. 

NaYon Cho, Instructor

(Artwork is listed in alphabetical order by students last name)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.