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Perceptual Motion: A Stop Motion Animation Primer

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond

Course Details
$150 8 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Nov 02, 10:00am - 1:00pm

2540 Barrett Ave
At 25th St
Richmond, California 94804
Room :Resource Room
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Jim Bruce

What you'll learn in this kids technology class:

Everyone should experience the fun and creativity of Stop Motion Animation, and here is your chance. Participants will be introduced to Stop Motion Animation with puppets using clay, wire, and colored paper as a form of personal expression. 

This form of film and media art will be familiar to fans of King Kong, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Gumby and Pokey, and of course, Wallis and Gromit. Today’s new technology takes this once painstaking art form and makes it a delight for enthusiasts young and old. 

This workshop introduces basic concepts of animation and character building using a variety of traditional media, breaking down inhibitions for student to continue with tablet apps on their own. Starting by building expressive puppets with two and three dimensional materials such ascard stock, wire, cloth and clay, students will be introduced short story formats, scenarios and found poetry, then develop a visual language for these ideas. Students will create a story and animation using the Art Center's Apple iPads. 

Please bring $5 materials fee for instructor.

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Refund Policy
When class/workshop enrollment is below the minimum five days prior to the first day of class, the class may be cancelled. If there is a cancellation, we will contact registered students at least 4 days before the start of the class/workshop by email or by phone.

We will offer students the option to transfer into another class or receive a full refund for the amount paid.

Classes are not refunded due to failure to attend class, planned absences, minor illnesses, or vacations.

If you drop a class:
  • You will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 administrative fee if you drop a class at least 7 days before it starts. 
  • You will receive a 50% refund minus a $15 administrative fee if you drop a class after this point but before the second day of class. 
  • There are no refunds after the second class.
If you drop a workshop:
  • You will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 administrative fee if you drop a class at least 7 days before it starts. No refunds or credit will be given after this point.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 1:00pm Jim Bruce 1 $150

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The Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay, and we deliver exciting arts experiences to young and old alike who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through hands-on learning, well-equipped studios, traveling Art in the Community programs and contemporary...

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