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[teacherartexchange] Animation Workshop Lesson from Trish


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 17 2007 - 11:31:44 PDT

Greetings Art Educators,

Here is a claymation lesson plan from Trish.

Animation Workshop:

Working with Animation Artists from Leeds, England

National Standards for the Arts:
1b Conceive/create art demonstrating understand of relationships
between communication/media techniques/processes.
1d Inflate/define/solve challenging art problems independently using
intellectual skills such as analysis/synthesis/evaluation.
2e Create multiple solutions to specific art problems that demonstrate
effective relationships between structural choices/artistic
4b Describe/explore function and meaning of art objects from varied
cultures and times.
5c Reflect analytically on interpretations to understand and evaluate artworks.
5d Correlate responses to art with techniques for communicating meaning.

Studio Objectives:
The student will:
understand the process for creating an animation.
brainstorm ideas and learn to work as a team.
create a storyboard to plan out their film.
create clay figures and background for their film.
present and critique their film.

Vocabulary Terms:

Artists to Look at:
Wallace and Grommet

Google Eyes
Plastic Letters
Video Camera
Tape Recorder
Computers to Edit

Day One:
        Students will create a storyboard, characters, and work on filming
their animation films working with students from Roundhay School of

Students will watch several movies by Wallace and Grommet and the
artists who are helping them. The artists will then discuss the
process to creating an animation. This will include creating a
storyboard, characters, background, sound effects or music, filming,
and editing.

Sketchbook Homework:
Students will create a detailed storyboard that includes dialogue,
timing, backgrounds, titles, and angles.
Stopping Points:
Stop process from time to time to discuss how the film will appear to
their audience. Students need to constantly think about how the film
will appear to others.

        Students will present their films to the class and critique them.

Student Portfolio and Test:
Students will receive a copy of their film to use in their portfolio.

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