New Bedford Art Museum

In this two-day workshop, students ages 7-12 developed their storytelling abilities through comics and animation projects in both traditional and digital media. 

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I made these two GIFs illustrate how motion and repetition affect how time is perceived in animation.

Student work coming soon!

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Makers Camp @ JAC

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Students ages 8-12 joined me in Jamestown Arts Center's makerspace for a comprehensive weeklong exploration of 3D printing, laser cutting, animation and digital art. I love having the opportunity to work with a group of kids for several consecutive days, especially when it comes to 3D printing and its learning curve.

Many students took the opportunity to explore themes and imagery across mediums. Finished projects included a 3D printed car modeled in Tinkercad with rotatable wheels, vinyl stickers and printed plaques with inspirational quotes, a 3D printed diorama of our solar system, and a plethora of crazy 3D faces collaboratively modeled in Sculptris.

PCL Alternative Comic Con

2-4 frame GIFs made at the Providence Community Library's first annual Alternative Comic Con by attendees from toddlers to adults. Co-taught by Mimi Chrzanowski.

Read more about the PCL Alternative Comic Con at Motif Magazine.

Spooky Animations

Halloween-themed animation experiments from kids and their families at the George Hail Library in Warren, Rhode Island. Co-taught with Beatrix Urkowitz.

Animation Club

ANIMATION CLUB

The Greenville Public Library's Animation Club was a highly requested follow-up to our Ready, Set, Animate! Summer Program. At each bimonthly meeting, attendees ages 7 to 11 learned new animation techniques and work on individual and collaborative projects. Students explored traditional animations, digital animation programs like ABCYA and Scratch, and creating soundtracks in Garage Band.

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READY, SET, ANIMATE! SUMMER PROGRAM

in collaboration with Mimi Chrzanowski

The Ready, Set, Animate! Summer Program was held at the Greenville Public Library as part of their 2016 Summer Reading Program, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!". 8-11 year old patrons explored the history and concepts of the moving image over three days. Our students had the opportunity to create traditional and digital animations using ABCYA's excellent in-browser animation app.