Animation Club is focused on developing children’s art, computer skills
and teamwork. Kids can make their own pictures, models and voices come alive.
Traditional artistic skills such as drawing, painting and model-making are all put to use), plus children learn how new technologies can be used to create something original. By creating short animated films, students boost their computer skills, learn to edit simple audio and operate basic animation software, but they also find out about the art techniques needed to create characters and scenery. A big part of these projects is having the kids work as a team. Their cooperation is like a massive mosaic: they learn how to create characters and scenery from their own imagination, then how to put all these elements together to result in a collaborative animated film.
The animation creation project endeavours to harmonise entertainment with developing the children’s skills and at the same time to discover their personal creative potential. It is a long-term project. Children know that their finished picture, model or collage will be use in our animated film. This goal helps them to concentrate and keep their patience at the same time as they are exercising their creativity.
Each child receives a copy of the animated film that they contributed to on DVD.
There will be also a premiere and public screening of the film at The Lexi Cinema.
Animation Club will be run by Dora Martinkova, who founded Media Club at Malorees Junior School in September 2007 and Animation Club at Maple Walk School in January 2014. Dora has an extensive experience in working with children of various ages, providing creative workshops in the above media, with the aim of enabling new means of expression while teaching invaluable practical and skills to those who participate.
Since Dora began teaching animation to children, films they have created have won awards and been chosen for display at The Museum of London and The National Gallery.
The children’s films (with children's drawings, paintings, models and voice-overs) have been shown at public screenings at The Lexi Cinema and presented at international film festivals. The film ‘Lost in London Town’ (2010) was screened at The Museum of London during their Charles Dickens exhibition for two weeks (19th -27th February 2011) and won the silver award in the category "Cultural Tourism" at the International Tourism Film Festival. The animation ‘Mutiny in the Aquarium’ (2013) has been chosen for display as a part of ‘Take One Picture’ at The National Gallery in late spring/ summer 2014.
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