If you enjoy drawing and creating characters then this one-week course is for you.
The week will provide you with an introduction to animation starting with some practical activities like flip books and zoetropes, then moving onto more traditional methods such as hand drawn and digital animation.
During the week, you will be using Adobe Animate CC and Wacom Cintiq tablets.
You can have little or no previous animation knowledge to attend and still achieve great results.
You might be studying art or design at school and want to explore your creativity further.
You might be new to the subject and just want to have a great week and meet others who share your interest.
So long as you’re interested in animation and keen to share ideas you’ll be very welcome.
On this course you will:
- learn the fundamentals of animation including timing and spacing
- create optical illusion toys and flip books
- create hand drawn and digital animation
- study the movement of balloons and other objects
- create character turnarounds
- animate to a piece of music
What will you gain?
By the end of the course you’ll have a good understanding of basic animation techniques and knowledge of the Adobe software and its capabilities.
You’ll have produced a series of short projects that demonstrate your new skills in animation and making your own animated characters.
Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for the subject and an eagerness to explore new ways of working and share your ideas.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You’ll find collaborative working spaces where you develop your sketches and concepts, and Mac suites equipped with industry standard software and hardware including Adobe Animate, Wacom Cintiq Touch Tablets and Pro Creative Pens.
Tutor profile: Teagan Ball has taught animation at degree level for many years.
Along with being a self-employed animator and short animated film director, she's currently working within the industry creating animations and graphics for online games and mobile media.
Teagan is a qualified tutor and brings her knowledge of current trends in the animation industry to her short courses.
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Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Please contact us with queries about accommodation after your booking has been confirmed.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Five days of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 15
1 week (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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