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May 16 Family Animation Night at The Parrish Museum of Art

On Friday May 16 at the Parrish Art Museum,  families can have the unique experience of participating in the Spring Family Fun Night from 5:30 to 7:30.

Working artists from the Good School in New York will be on hand to demonstrate how to make stop motion animation films and families will be able to participate in three different animation stations—building small sets, using paper, collage and clay to create scenes under the guidance of the instructors. Children and adults will have the opportunity to experiment with the professional-grade stop motion software, DragonFrame. The finished short films can be downloaded and shared.

In addition creating animated films, participants can experiment with animating themselves by visiting the Pixelation Station, which the Good School describes as “a bit like an animated photo booth.”  

Stop motion is a form of animation that integrates drawing, painting, sculpting, and design with technology. By photographing objects or clay figures in slightly different positions and then combining the still photos into a video, the objects appear to move on their own. Stop motion has been in use since the 19th century.  A well-known use of this technique is the Wallace and Gromit series by Ned Parks.

Come join the fun at The Parrish Museum of Art Friday, May 16, 5:30 to 7:30. The cost is free with admission.


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