UPDATE: Now with 100% more BEER!
The Science Museum has decided to host this event at the Chatterbox Pub in St Paul!
I will be presenting a class about how to make a
Shadow Puppet Animation
at the Science Museum of Minnesota on May 4th, 2011
as part of their Making After Hours series.
"Making After Hours is a series of art, technology, and engineering workshops for adults (18+) that takes place once a month from February through August. The workshops include an introduction led by a guest artist, materials and technology you can use in your project, and a great atmosphere for "making" after work.
(some of the puppets I made for this project)
* Cost: $18 ($15 for Science Museum members)
* Reserve a seat now by calling (651) 221-4511
Jennifer Davis is a drawing and painting artist that has shown her work extensively in the Twin Cities, and most recently at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts/MAEP Gallery. Although not a shadow puppet artist, Jennifer's characters translate well into silhouettes, combined with stop motion animation, her narrative paintings come to life. Jennifer will give a brief presentation of her work then lead in the instruction of making character silhouettes. A Science Museum of Minnesota instructor will demonstrate the SAM animation software. All supplies for this workshop are included in admission price. Take home the puppets you make and a link to your downloadable movie."
Before I became involved in this project I had never made a "shadow puppet" much less an animation. The technology is really simple and intuitive and I had an absolute blast making my little cat movie. I think this class is going to be a lot of fun. Join me, won't you?