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Click Camp is a unique and fun place for kids to learn animation and music in a collaborative setting. We get them to think, explore and experiment! In the end it all comes together as they synchronize their sounds and moving images into their own finished pieces.

With small classes (6-8 kids max.), the kids get one-on-one instruction to work on their art making skills and are encouraged to pursue any creative tangents that come up in the process.

    Animation instruction includes:
  • Claymation
  • Paper-mation
  • Traditional cell animation
  • Experimental film techniques
  • Character development
  • Prop and set building
    Music instruction includes:
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Instrument building
  • Sound FX
  • Analogue and digital instruments

We record and process the work on computers, digital audio recorders, piano keyboards, digital cameras and copy stands using software such as iStopmotion, GarageBand, iMovie and Final Cut Pro.

At the end of the day, we screen the work (sometimes live to friends and family) and all participants can share copies of their work.

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Please note we have a cat and dog on the premises.



I bring to these classes a love of sharing many forms of art production with children, informed by my 20 years of teaching experience (currently with the TDSB, Seneca and OCAD University) and by my professional practice as an artist.

Lauren Schaffer received her undergraduate degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1990 and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in 1995. She has exhibited widely across Canada and been featured in contemporary art magazines such as Canadian Art and C Magazine.

Lauren has taught art to students of all ages. Her post-secondary teaching experience includes OCADU, NSCAD University, University of Victoria, and Concordia University. She taught art at Royal St. George's College Junior/Middle School in Toronto from 2002-2004 and developed their arts-based after-school program.

Most recently, Lauren has joined the faculty at Seneca College in the Department of Arts Fundamentals, teaching Digital Design. She continues her teaching in the faculty of Continuing Studies at OCADU where she teaches sculpture, mould making and laser cutting and CNC skills classes and workshops. She has received several Ontario Arts Council Artist in Education grants for teaching art in TDSB schools. Last fall, Lauren also received the award of Best Experimental Film for TUFF Festival 2015.

Lauren Schaffer, visual artist & educator


The numerous collaborations with artists and performers have resulted in wonderful opportunities for Click Camp kids to work with some special guests. More collaborations are planned for upcoming workshops!

Kitchen Music Studios is a small but vibrant little music centre in the heart of Riverdale, offering lessons with a number of instructors in guitar, bass, piano, voice, recording arts and more. Studio director Steve Briggs has taught music for almost twenty-five years, has been featured twice as "Best Guitar Instructor" in Toronto Life Magazine and has released two instructional CDs. In addition to performing with many top Canadian artists, Steve's popular western swing orchestra, the Bebop Cowboys, has garnered many glowing reviews and accolades across the country.

Louise Chochla is a music teacher and performer. She holds a Teacher's ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of music. She has been teaching music for 15 years, having developed her music studio Colour Outside The Lines Music Centre. She has also been the music director at Queen Street East Presbyterian Church for 10 years and the representative for the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Beaches/Leslieville areas.

Louise collaborated with Lauren starting in 2010 and together developed the first Click Camp Workshops and Summer Camps. They continue to collaborate on Click Camp projects.

Nick Hooper, artist and Director of Studio Facilities at OCAD University, is also a former Special FX builder and all-around supporter of Click Camp. From the beginning, Nick has provided his technical and creative expertise for both sound and visual arts projects.

Nadia Wright, dance instructor at the Toronto Dance Theatre and E.C.E. trained educator, joined us for a two-day body and movement study for pixilation projects.

Nick from Nugs showed us how to make a polymer monster and got us thinking about character development.

We were invited for a visit by the Toronto Operetta Theatre and treated to a rehearsal for their production of Verdi's La Traviata. Guillermo Silva-Marin, the General-Director, and the performers engaged the children in a Q&A after the rehearsal. We were able to record the performers singing and used this footage for a lipsyncing/rotoscoping exercise (of which Keegan was the boldest participant).