LETTING OFF S.T.E.A.M
WEDNESDAYS | 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Letting off S.T.E.A.M. in this inclusive art and science program this course will provide older students with innovative ways to examine connections between art making and the sciences. Students will be encouraged to explore in both traditional and new media whilst learning about art history and theory. Students will create artworks in an engaging and exciting environment to increase their confidence in visual thinking and discover their own artistic identity.
Each session will focus on a style used in animation. Members to learn and understand -the use of storyboards in detail, how to create shots, a thorough look at frames and angles, so that by the end, they will hopefully grasp the idea of film and animation and how it is created.
The last few classes will focus on group work – where, like in the real world of film, each member has a role to fulfil in order for the final animation to be carried out.
*Note: The content and resources (artists, videos, movies, images etc.) shown and studied within the class are all for a General Audience rating.
All materials included.
All tickets: $140 for 5 sessions
Dates: 16, 30 October, 13, 27 November & 11 December 2019
Session Time: 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Duration: 2 hours
Age Suitability / Classification: Ages 10 - 14
Facilitator: Florence Araniego
Note: If LETTING OFF STEAM is booked in combination with the additional SHAKESPEARE workshop these will be available at the combined reduced price of $250.00
Term 4| Brief Overview by the week
Week 1| HOW TO CREATE A STORYBOARD
Before understanding animation, it is important to realise what goes in the shot, frame-by frame. Looking at how shots are created will be explained followed by examples on video for members to watch. Members to create their own short, frame-by-frame storyboard using film terminology and drawings.
Artists and Resources: Disney, Star Wars Films
Week 2 | TYPES OF SIMPLE ANIMATION
This lesson will focus on flipbook animations – its simplicity and how it relates to storyboards. Frames per second are discussed to fully realise how a drawing moves. Using sticky note pads, members are to draw their own simple flip book animation.
Artists and Resources: Flip book animation templates, Eadweard Muybridge
Week 3 | ROLES IN ANIMATION
By now, members have now had an overview of animation. The class will be broken up into two groups to create a Clay-mation. A short explanation of jobs each student can do will be explained – similarly to how it is created in the real world of film and animation.
Groups to create a theme, storyline, storyboards, and a twist that happens in their animation. Groups to also delegate jobs to each other that focus on a member's strengths.
Artists and resources: Pingu, Gumby, Wallace and Gromit, Tim Burton
Week 4| ANIMATION CREATION
Members to start creating their animation. Their delegated jobs will help keep the process smooth, as well as their drawn storyboards with shots. Members can also go outside to film – using the environment as their back drop.
At least one half of the animation is to be finished.
Week 5 | ANIMATION FINALISATION
By now, the first half of the animations have been completed. This class will focus on creating the next half, picking up shots where needed and presentations for members to watch.
Class feedback and critiques to follow.