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Spend your summer with exceptional spirits

If you’re a true blue Marvel fan like me, you stay glued to your theater seat for the entire end of every Marvel Studios movie.

One name always jumps out at me: Exceptional Minds. EM has been credited with creating more than half of the Marvel Studios slate, including the final episode, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

This one-of-a-kind school is located in Sherman Oaks, Calif., and educates young adults on the autism spectrum “for careers in animation, visual effects, 3D games, and other related fields in digital arts”.

Exceptional Minds recently announced some very big news:

This remarkable school is offering summer digital arts workshops, starting June 20 and running in two-week sessions until August 19.

Even more exciting news: young adults on the spectrum can attend these fabulous classes, from anywhere in the world, via Zoom.

You can also attend each session in person, but only if you hurry, as this very limited number of class spaces fills up quickly.

SESSION 1 (June 20 – July 1)


Animation of puppets

3D modeling


SESSION 2 (July 11 – July 22)

2D Animations

Social Media Video Maker (IN PERSON AND ONLINE)

Unreal Launcher and Engine Game Basics

Character Design and Lip Sync

SESSION 3 (July 25 – August 5)

2D Animations


3D Animations

digital painting

Animated cartoon

SESSION 4 (August 8 – August 19)

2D Animations

Edit your own video mashup

Digital sculpting in ZBrushCoreMini

Play for Animation (IN PERSON AND ONLINE)

D&D design and gameplay

EM’s vision is to “build a future where the neurodiverse perspectives of artists on the autism spectrum are essential to advancing our common goal for a more empowered and inclusive society”. This goes hand-in-hand with their mission: “Nurture the skills of autistic artists through personalized training and hands-on experience to launch careers in digital arts and animation.”

Learn more about and register before May 31 for a $100 discount!