TLAS was founded by Laura Bellmont; an illustrator and NYC DOE certified educator who has been teaching in the NYC Metro area for over ten years. Laura received her masters degree in Arts Education from Pratt Institute graduating with honors. She continues to teach in TLAS classrooms to this day and even wrote a book about the process called “Animation Lab for Kids” published by Quarry Books. Check it out HERE!

Laura and our unique team of educators, animators, artists and art therapists work together to create a new approach to teaching by using stop motion animation filmmaking as our vehicle.

Our Teaching Artists lead workshops that cultivate commercial and traditional art making skills, collaboration, problem solving and the mindful use of technology. We customize each workshop to accommodate the needs of our partners by creating original curriculum for every engagement.

We look forward to collaborating with you to make something new!