Get animated with new DIY workshop

Pynelogs Cultural Centre is offering a new animation workshop this September for ages nine and up.

Pynelogs Cultural Centre is offering a new animation workshop this September for ages nine and up.

In the DIY Animation Redux, participants will make a variety of 19th century animation devices, stop motion films with plasticine modeling clay, traditional 2D animation on their laptops with Pencil animation software, and turn the classroom into a giant camera obscura.

Not only will the students get to make these great devices, they will also learn about the science and history behind them.

Students will make zoetropes, a device that provides the illusion of movement through static images.

The earliest known zoetrope was made in 180 AD in China, and even today people are still creating these simple devices to entertain!

The workshop is Wednesday, September 28, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

It costs $40 and is open to ages are nine and up. Young and old are encouraged to sign up. It’s never too late to learn a new way to express yourself.

Students will need to bring a laptop with the Pencil 2D Animation program installed. The friendly staff at Pynelogs will guide you through installation if you have any problems.

Pencil is a free and safe program that is user friendly and easy to use. Power cords are also necessary.

The workshop is taught by Sarah Frazier, part of the summer staff at Pynelogs Cultural Centre and an emerging filmmaker with a B.F.A. in film from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

This summer Sarah has taught two other film camps in Invermere, one at the College of the Rockies and the other at Pynelogs Cultural Centre.

She is excited to have a new opportunity to share her love of film and animation with the community.

This workshop teaches that anyone can create and tell a story through images.

You don’t need a fancy camera or computer — it can be as easy as picking up a pencil and notepad.

Montana Cameron

Pynelogs Staff

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