In this 3-week intensive introduction to animation for adults, participants will learn the basics of three animation techniques: charcoal animation, Claymation, and pixilation—and choose one technique to create their own short film. The course will be co-taught by Annie Bailey and Trelawney O’Brien and is open to 6 participants.
The Wednesday night classes will be devoted to demonstrating techniques, covering the history of animation, and discussing key concepts. Within each of the animation formats, the class will discuss ways to create mood, create scenes, and how to develop character.
In between classes, students will be emailed links to view various animation formats: flipbooks, hand drawn, paper puppets, collage, paint on glass, celluloid, rotoscoping, sand on glass, Claymation, pixilation, and puppet animation.
Both the Saturday and Sunday classes will be devoted to individual studio projects. Each participant will work on their own short animated film using one of the animation techniques introduced to the group. The individual films will be structured around a theme (such as beliefs, opportunity, resourcefulness or risks) and shown together during a public screening for friends and family mid-November.
Class size: open to 6 students
Cost: $252 members, $315 nonmembers
Location: Gamble Education Center - upstairs classroom
Materials: One workstation, including a digital camera, tripod, and iMac, will be available per student in the Gamble Education Center’s computer lab.