We've had such a great time with ANIMATIONspace @ Millhopper Library Branch in June, we're bringing it back in July!
This is a hands on Makerspace for patrons (ages 5-11) to learn stop-motion animation. In small groups, we will come up with a story, create characters, voices and sound effects and use the stop-motion process (filming and editing) to bring it all to life. Registration required.
Due to excellent participation, and feedback from participants and their families, we are making some changes:
- The sessions will now take place on Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:00--2:30 pm. This adds an extra half hour to finish projects.
- The sessions will take place in a controlled space--Meeting Room B, and non-registered participants will have to wait till all ten (10) registered participants have finished their short films before they participate in the program.
- We will still be supplying Crayola quick-dry clay for our yongest patrons who especially enjoy creating claymation characters and props, but we will also offer better modelling clay for experienced participants who want greater expressiveness in their characters and want to reuse them week to week.
All finished films will be available on our YouTube channel, Millhopper Toon Team, the day after the program. Thanks for viewing and sharing your kids' creations. We already have over 1000 views in one month! Some of these vidoes may be used in additional library publicity.
We will be taking a break in August and then back again with Toon Academy in fall 2017!