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iPad Animation Workshop for Kids 8-14

  • Leroy's Place 353 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)


Join us to learn the basic principles of animation on easily accessible iPad apps. You will create you own characters and make a short animation during the workshop. Bring your own iPad and you will be provided with the short list of apps to have loaded for the workshop. If you don’t have an iPad, a small number are available to rent. Reserve one when you register.

To animate literally means to bring to life. In this introduction to animation we will consider basic animation vocabulary; frames, timeline, frame rate and persistence of vision. A few very basic exercises will follow the introduction to Animatic, the most accessible and basic app that provides an opportunity to explore all of these concepts.
We look at frame by frame animation redrawing each frame and then explore how sometimes copying frames is part of the workflow

If time allows, we will take the animated shorts into iMovie to add audio and sound effects. This workshop provides the basics and more advance workshops will be offered in the future.

This is an introductory workshop and all experience levels are welcome.


About the instructor:

Kristin Reiber Harris is a teaching artist and animator. She has helped kids explore their creativity for over 40 years. iPads are a perfect tool for exploring animation and media production. Her mission is to help kids become content creators, not just content consumers.

Kristin has been providing broadcast, corporate and federal clients with a wide range of design services for the past 35 years. She has produced over 100 short form animations for kids. HBO Family/HBOL has broadcast forty of her interstitials. Her work has been included in the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, The Museum of Television and Radio's International Children's Television Festival in New York and Los Angeles, The Kalamazoo Animation Festival International and the East Lansing Children’s Film Festival, San Diego Children’s Film Festival and Spudfest.

Her college-level teaching experience includes nine years in the Art Department at Lynchburg College as well as courses at Randolph College, the Virginia Governor's School of Math, Science & Technology, Art Institute of Washington and Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria). Numerous art and technology workshops have been presented at summer programs at Howard University, American University and various art galleries and art museums.

10 student cap- pre- registration is required $50