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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Animation Station for Wimbledon Bookfest – Saturday

For the third year running we have partnered with Wimbledon Bookfest to run a book related art course as part of their 10 day festival on Wimbledon Common

We have run Illustration, Zine Making courses and this year saw the return of the popular Animation Station.

Artist and Illustrator Amy Pennington introduced the children to various types of animation to kick of day 1.DSC_0038 DSC_0040 DSC_0042 DSC_0044

We then discussed the principles of animation through making a simple flick bookDSC_0045 DSC_0050 DSC_0051 DSC_0052 DSC_0054

We then practiced using the i-motion app using our bodiesDSC_0061DSC_0075

…and little toys.DSC_0077DSC_0082DSC_0088DSC_0091 DSC_0093

We then got busy with the plasticine to make characters.DSC_0102 DSC_0103 DSC_0106 DSC_0107 DSC_0109DSC_0113 DSC_0114

We joined together in groups and began to make the characters interact.DSC_0115 DSC_0116 DSC_0118DSC_0121 DSC_0122 DSC_0123DSC_0126DSC_0129 DSC_0131 DSC_0133 DSC_0134

Amy showed us how to storyboard our ideas into a short sequence.DSC_0135 DSC_0145DSC_0151

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We then started to make simple backdrops for our scenes using boxes and stiff card.DSC_0148DSC_0149DSC_0153 DSC_0156 DSC_0157 DSC_0158 DSC_0159 DSC_0160

Simple line drawings created a bold backdropDSC_0161 DSC_0162 DSC_0163

We were then ready to start filmingDSC_0167 DSC_0168

We had to be careful to get the whole scene in each shot and keep the iPad stillDSC_0169 DSC_0170

And to keep our fingers out of the way in-between shots.DSC_0177 DSC_0179 DSC_0182 - Version 2DSC_0185DSC_0187

We used speech bubbles to liven up the scenes and add dialogue.DSC_0195 DSC_0196 DSC_0197

When we had completed short sequences we all watched each others films and discussed what went well.DSC_0200DSC_0204 DSC_0205 DSC_0207DSC_0210 DSC_0211


Click HERE for images from Day 2!

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