This class will explore experimental techniques in animation, both in it's manipulation of storytelling, and use of materials. We will look at varieties of visual ideas such as abstraction, color, and a variety of media. We will look at the way the mediums of cinema and materials can create and carry meaning and emotion independent of linear character storytelling. Stories and characters are welcome, but emphasis will be placed on conceptual ideas and locating narrative in technique. Animations will be made in a variety of formats including digital and traditional such as watercolors, painting, clay, or found materials.