Dates & Times
Dec 12 | 10:30 AM - 4 PM
DATE CHANGED: Puppetry Workshop
Artist Elizabeth Phelps Meyer will lead a stop-motion animation and puppetry workshop in conjunction with her current exhibition “Metanoia,” now on view.
In this workshop, participants will learn about the art of stop-motion animation using a professional figurative armature. Participants will work in teams (of 2-3 people each) both to help construct armatures using kits, and to make short videos using already assembled armatures, a small animation stage, a green-screen, and a DSLR camera mounted to a tripod and tethered to a MAC computer. Non-drying clay will also be available for modeling onto the armatures as each team prepares to make their video by creating a “character” to animate.
As they make video, participants will also learn and employ the technique of “rotoscoping” using real-time video they shoot, and the software i-stop motion, in order to represent human movement in a convincing way. At the end of the workshop, participants will enjoy screening the videos created by each team.
The workshop will last 6 hours, with a break for lunch (participants are responsible for making their own lunch arrangements).
About the artist
Elizabeth Phelps Meyer is a Real Art Ways/VAN Artist-In-Residence