Animation is a medium, not a genre! This course will give a deep grounding in the methods and principles of traditional animation. Throughout this class you will view short films, experiment with a variety of materials, participate in group discussions, and create a number of short films of your own devising.
This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.
Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.
What you will learn:
Expanded knowledge of the medium of animation and all its potential.
Understanding of the technical processes involved in creating stop-frame and cell-based animation.
Ability to analyze movement and convey emotion and meaning through a series of drawings.
Grounding in the process of creating a finished work from start to finish. This process will include idea gathering, writing, storyboarding, roughs, iteration, finals, and critique
Smartphone with free “Stopmotion Studio” app
Smartphone table clamp, Remote shutter
Drawing tools (Vine Charcoal, Pencil, Marker, Ink, Pen, Watercolor, Pastel)
Round peg bar
Three hole punched A4 paper (lots of it)
Scissors, Old magazines, Oil based clay
Esoteric objects and other things you find along the way