Free Taster - Have a Go at Animation

Ref: C3529629

A fun and hands-on introduction to animation. We will explore a variety of animation techniques, such as pixilation, claymation and cut-out-animation. By the end of this session, you will have produced a short animation sequence in class.

Course aim

To gain an understanding of the animation process and develop an interest in a range of animation techniques, which can be further explored in a follow-on course.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the basic processes involved in creating an animation
  • Work using at least two animation techniques, such as claymation, pixilation or cut-out animation
  • Operate basic camera equipment and stop motion software
  • Produce a short sequence of frame-by-frame animation
  • Add sound effects and music to my animated sequence

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Any small objects or drawings you would like to bring to life in an animation.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Free Taster - Have a Go at Animation

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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