Sony Pictures Media Arts Program (SPMAP) 2018-2019

Program Description

SPMAP classes are offered at five locations in LA County. This class will teach a variety of visual art and animation techniques, such as life drawing, painting, stop motion animation, and claymation. Students will learn to use DSLR cameras, animation software (such as Adobe Animate and Dragonframe), and will produce their own short films. Students will be taught by professional teaching artists from California Institute of the Arts.

This program is completely FREE for all participants.

Ages: 10-14*

*Some exceptions can be made

Program Locations

Map of Program Sites

Banning's Landing Community Center

Saturdays 10am - 2pm

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7pm

William Reagh LA Photography Center

Thursdays 4-7pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm

Watts Towers Arts Center Campus

Wednesdays 4-7pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm

Pacoima Neighborhood

(Location TBD)

Program Staff

Most program instructors are alumni and current students from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA or MFA in Animation.

Contact Bailey Cool (Director of Programs and Operations) at for more information about this program

Final Event at Barnsdall Art Park's Gallery Theatre

June 8th, 2019

Check out last year's films on the

CAP Vimeo Page.

This program is generously funded by the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), Sony Pictures Entertainment, and the California Institute of the Arts Community Arts Partnership (CAP).