Calling creative individuals of all ages!  Do you have a passion for animation, video games, cartoons, and digital media?  Learn the skills, principles, and software to create your own masterpieces with instructor Joe Rothenberg.

Joe is an adjunct professor of animation at Austin Community College and owner of an eponymous animation studio.  He is the award-winning creator of numerous animated shorts (viewable on the "Work" page of this site) and two critically-acclaimed iOS games.  From 2003 - 2009, Joe was the co-creator/counselor of Animation in Video Games Camp, a popular central Texas game development summer camp for kids.


  • 2D Character Animation & Effects
  • Video Game Development (Popular)
  • Game Design & Prototyping
  • Creating & Publishing Webcomics
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Software (Photoshop, After Effects, Animate, Premiere, Audition)
  • Clickteam Fusion Game Development & Prototyping Software
  • App Development & Publishing
  • Cartoon Character Design
  • Screenwriting for Animated Shorts & Ads
  • Podcasting & Audio Editing in Audacity
  • Storyboarding & Composition
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Interested in a discipline not listed here? Email joe@joerothenberg.com to inquire about other learning topics in the field of digital media.

Learning Formats


Group Enrichment Courses (All Ages)

GREAT EXTRACURRICULAR OPTION FOR KIDS!  Give your child and their friends a productive way to learn and have fun outside of school!

Weekly 2-hour sessions for groups of 2-4. Participants are encouraged to be roughly the same skill level.  Teaching is curriculum-based. Light homework will be assigned and should be completed for maximum benefit.

  • Single 2-hour Session: $240 (2-4 participants)
  • 8-Week Course: $1,600 ($200 per session)

For maximum benefit, it's recommended that each participant supply their own computer with the software loaded. 

Have room in your group and looking to split the cost?  Email me to connect your group with another party.


Individual Tutoring (All Ages)

REMOTE LEARNING AVAILABLE!  Can't make it to North Austin?  We'll use the power of the internet to video chat, screen share, and send files back and forth.

Weekly 1-hour sessions for individuals.  Teaching is curriculum-based OR adaptive to the individual's needs, depending on preference.  Light homework may be assigned and should be completed for maximum benefit.

  • Single 1-hour Session: $100 per session
  • 4-Session Package: $340 (15% off)

Having your own computer with the software loaded is required for remote learning.



GREAT OUT-OF-SCHOOL ACTIVITY FOR KIDS!   School's out, but that doesn't mean your child can't build friendships while building creative skills!

1-Week camps from 9am - 1pm Monday thru Friday.  Please inquire for upcoming availability.  Maximum capacity is 6 campers, minimum 4.  Teaching will revolve around each camper completing their own project while learning relevant skills and participating in group activities.

  • Single Week: $300 per camper
  • Multiple Weeks Purchased Simultaneously*: $255 per camper, per week (15% off)

Camp is held at the Round Rock venue (see Teaching Venues below).

Equipment will be provided.  Please bring food & drink daily for the 11am snack.

*Includes siblings attending in the same week!

Teaching Venues


Joe's Home Studio (Group & Individual Only)

North Austin

1 non-participating adult may accompany participant(s) during the session.  Please contact me in advance of purchase if your situation requires bringing a non-participating child.


Home Visits (Group & InDiVidual Only)

I can travel to your home within 20 miles. Add $50 per visit within 10 miles / $100 per visit within 20 miles.

Must be in a common area of the home such as a living room or open study (no bedrooms or closed offices).  Other residents should be quiet and respectful during the session.


Camp Venue at Place Space (Camps Only)

Round Rock

Camp is held in the upstairs work area at Place Space.  (Yes, it's air-conditioned!)  1 non-participating adult may accompany each camper.  Please contact me in advance of purchase if your situation requires bringing a non-participating child.

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