Online Animation Camp for Kids

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Curious about stop-motion animation? Join us for an Online Animation Camp for Kids hosted by Julie Forrester and Crawford Art Gallery!

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With the help of Zoom and an app called Stop Motion Studio (available for iOS and Android), artist-facilitator Julie Forrester will guide us day-by-day for a week-long camp filled with the magic of stop-motion animation! The schedule will also provide time to experiment and create amazing movies using our smartphones or tablets – and all in our own homes!

Places on this Animation Camp are free to book but are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have more than one child in your household wishing to attend the camp, please book just one place per household and contact Crawford Art Gallery in advance to let us know how many children are taking part by emailing Alice at aliceodonoghue@crawfordartgallery.ie

Date: Monday 13 – Friday 17 July 2020 inclusive

Daily Camp Schedule:

11am-12 noon: Zoom Demonstrations and Instructions led by Julie Forrester

12 noon-2pm: Lunch Break/Time for Individual Experimenting

From 2pm: Scheduled 20-minute tutorial slots starting from 2pm in smaller groups with Julie Price: Tutorials are free of charge, with some costs for essential equipment/materials needed.

Suitability: Most suitable for children aged 7 to 12 years old.

General Materials/Equipment/Set-Up Required:

  • Stop Motion Studio Pro App (€5.99 approx.) to be installed on a smartphone or tablet in advance of the Animation Camp (a free version is also available but the Features version is recommended to be able to access a full range of features). See image below for the recommended version of the app available for purchase for iPhones in the Apple App Store. Android equivalent also available.
  • A clear desk or table top for working on with shelf above it to point a camera down to flat surface of table top. You will have to improvise a camera stand if this is not possible! (e.g. 2 chairs and rods to balance phone/tablet pointing down to flat floor). A step by step demo on how to set up the animation space will be forwarded to all participants a few weeks before the camp starts.
  • Some extra space nearby for keeping props and characters to hand.
  • 2 chopsticks
  • Weights (e.g. books) to hold the chopsticks in place
  • Drawing board/chopping board/piece of timber (60 x 45 cm approx.)
  • Props, blocks or books for elevating platform closer to camera if necessary
  • NOTICE in advance the light and direction of the light: is it natural light or electric? This will help to minimise shadows.
  • Important, please note:
  • Children participating in the Animation Camp will be required to have an adult’s supervision at all times during these Zoom sessions in order to participate.
  • Demonstrations on how to use the Stop Motion Studio App will be given using an Apple iPhone. Participants with Android/other kinds of devices will be required to find the equivalent functions and features on their own devices.
  • More detailed materials lists will be provided for participants closer to our start date of the Camp.
  • Artist-facilitator Julie Forrester and an additional support moderator from the Learn and Explore team at Crawford Art Gallery will attend each Zoom Animation Camp session. The sessions will be recorded (but not used for promotional purposes).
  • Neither Julie nor the support moderator will be able to solve technical problems during the Camp, so please ensure that your devices and the app are in good working order in advance of the Camp.

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