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Zoetrope Making Workshop

September 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Jerwood Gallery
Rock-A-Nore Rd
Hastings, TN34 3DW United Kingdom

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A zoetrope-making workshop for children aged 7+ who enjoy animating, drawing and trickery!

Inspired by 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering photographic studies, discover the science behind animation and produce your very own pre-film animation device. Jerwood Gallery’s current Foreshore Gallery installation by Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger, The Human Figure in Space, was inspired by Muybridge’s pioneering work, The Human Figure in Motion.

A zoetrope (meaning “wheel of life”) is one of several pre-film animation devices that produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion (Wikipedia). As early as 1879 artists were using zoetropes to bring to life Muybridge’s famous sequences.

Watch some examples of animations by Press Play Films and videos of Zoetropes in action, touching on the history of animation and how Zoetropes (and similar optical toys) were the precursors to modern day animation. Bursting with inspiration, then discuss, plan and draw out your own Zoetrope design. Once you’ve completed your Zoetrope, time permitting, we will produce a short video of the Zoetrope in action which will be emailed to you following the session.

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