Wkshp: Experimental Animation

Animation Workshops are advanced courses that build upon skills learned in the 270 Animation Workshop series. Similar to 270 workshops, students engage in a comprehensive study of a single subject within animation. These workshops typically are lead by instructors who are working professionals in that specific area. The goal of 370 Animation Workshops is to produce work that represents the knowledge acquired during this course. These courses are open to Animation students who have completed Animation-2.

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.