As summer begins to roll around, you may be looking for some fun things to do. If the Evansville heat index is too much, try stopping by the library for a series of animation programs made possible through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. I’m especially looking forward to the multiple claymation programs for teens (ages 12-18). They will be held on Wednesdays in June and registration is currently available on-line.
Other possible animation programs to choose from include stop motion (5th-8th grades) on Thursdays in June, as well as light animation on June 19th and 26th. In July students can participate in our open studios on Saturdays. Animate sand, cut paper, action figures, and other fun stuff.
All the animation programs this summer will include a little bit of everything. Discover how zoetropes and thaumatropes were used as early animation devices. Create and experiment with these devices too. Most importantly, hang out with friends and make video shorts to share on your favorite sites. Let’s be honest, a status update that includes a bizarre animation video is much more interesting than “tweeting” the latest gossip.
Maybe you're interested in anime, special effects, or movies by Tim Burton. Or maybe you’ve read this blog post and it sparked some interest. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, then tell some friends and come out and join us. We’re looking forward to a fun summer that lets us be free, happy, and create!