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One Day Workshop
Animate Your Own 2D Christmas Card
Use 2D cut out animation to bring to life your very own digital Christmas card! This workshop is an introduction to 2D cut-out animation providing lots of creative fun for 7 – 14 year olds.
Using a variety of pens and thin card you’ll design and animate a santa with his reindeer, elves making toys or your own wintery creation. By drawing the design on thin card cutting it out to make it a 2D cut-out puppet. Then by learning the techniques of 2D cut-out animation you will be able to bring your own e-card to life though the wonder of animation. You will receive a copy of your Christmas card to share with family and friends.
Parents welcome to stay to help younger children and join in the fun. Please bring along a packed lunch with you.
Professional Tutor – Ashley Thorpe
Ashley’s short animated horrors Scarycrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands have been screened across the world, winning numerous international awards. Ashley uses a wide array of animation techniques including rotoscoping, After Effects and stop motion and encourages those he teaches to experiment and rejoice in the form. He has also provided animated sequences for BBC Manchester and Derren Brown’s Trick of the Mind for Channel 4.
Graham has had over 16 years experience working in the 2D children’s Television animation industry and has worked on a number of shows made by Honeycomb Animation and King Rollo Films including Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids, Binka, Poppy Cat, Funky Valley and Funky Town. Both Funky shows where animated in a digital cut-out style.