Recommended for children aged 6+ and their families. This workshops runs from 10:00 - 11:30.
Join Studio resident Emma Hughes to delve into the world of silhouette animation, where paper and cardboard figures, with hinged joints, are moved by hand and shot with stop motion photographer.
Our inspiration for this workshop is Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981), a brilliant pioneer of cut-out animation. Lotte made the very first feature length (and longest surviving!) animation, The Advertures of Prince Achmed, way back in 1926. Using techniques devised and developed by Lotte herself, families will create visual stories inspired by the world around them - whatever you want, be it climate change to do what you like doing at the weekend, or what you had for lunch! - and bring them to life with paper and light!
All materials will be provided - just come with an open mind!
About Emma Hughes:
Since graduating in Drama from the University of Bristol last year, Emma has been involved in numerous creative projects in film production and community-driven arts, as well as marketing for Oxfam festivals.
She has a passion for interdisciplinary work, which is reflected in her devised production, An Awfully Big Adventure, a highly-regarded theatre piece combining the medium of animation, live-action film and live performance. Emma has utilised her creative influence Art Directing her first short film Black Cherry and facilitating a series of drama workshops for older adults with Wyldwood Arts.
She is a strong advocate of VR as an inclusive and accessible art form. As Coordinator for LIMINA Immersive, she has assisted Catherine Allen in the research, production and hosting of VR Sessions at The Watershed in Bristol and event-managed the first VR Diversity Bootcamp.