This short take away course is on 3D Claymation Puppet Animation and Storymaking. You can use this course in your own space and in your own time. It comes with online support.
The courses includes;
3 video tutorials (in total 40 minutes).
Accompanying text that explores this method.
Tasks for you to do at your own pace.
List of items you will need to acquire.
Bookable online support and a monthly drop-in group.
The course will show you how to make claymation puppets including their armatures and then animate them with the 'stop-motion studio' app. It will tell you how to add backgrounds and what materials you can use for those. It will also show you how to add a basic sound.
We will also look at how you might construct a narrative and start to tell the story you want to tell. You will then be able to go onto facilitate other people to tell their story using this method if you want.
The course will support you with the ups and down of your creative process by working alongside the doubts, fears and the usual blocks that can come with doing creative work.
Who is the course for?
The course is for anyone who wants to make a story (whether they know what that is or not) and who wants to learn how to work with this magical medium of stop-frame animation. It is also for arts therapists, and other clinicians, educators and artists. It is also for people who might not think of themselves as artists but are interested. It is suitable for beginners as well as people with experience.
The course is lo-tech, experimental, enjoyable, hands on and embodied (you will be making things).
What do you need?
At minimum you need a tablet (apple or android) or a smart phone (quite fiddly but possible), a tripod and mount holder (from about £25). If you want to work on a laptop or desktop with a DSLR camera this this might be possible but will depend on what equipment you have, so contact me first.
You will need modelling clay and general art materials.
The course includes a kit list and links to where you can buy most of these items.
"As an Art Therapist I find that the Animation skills I have learnt on the courses have enabled me to help develop clients interest in the field of Animation. I have a client at present who is designing some brilliant characters for his own Animation." (course participant)