Gretchen Hasse, We Are Fighting You Now (2020)


Online Workshop: Making Collage Animations

Saturday, June 13, 2020 12pm – 3pm

Taught by Lisa Barcy & Paloma Trecka

Join acclaimed artists Lisa Barcy and Paloma Trecka, who use collage animation to create award-winning short films, for a hands-on, online workshop from home. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the medium, gaining an understanding of animation history, practices, design principles, and techniques. The workshop is composed of a lecture and demo, followed by time for explorating the technqiues to create original works with guidance from the artists, and sharing of the animations produced during the workshop. All levels welcome.

FEE: $25 / $15 members of 516 ARTS


• A smart phone with the Stop-Motion Studio Pro app installed.

• A table on which to shoot your animation

• X-acto knife and scissors

• A small cutting mat (If you don’t have one you can use a piece of chip board like a cereal box)

• A hole punch (Again, if you don’t have one, don’t fret – you can still make it work)

• Masking tape – I like blue painter’s tape but any kind will do

• Elmer’s glue

• Miscellaneous images for cutting and animating such as old magazines, clip art, old photos, etc.

• A bamboo skewer - helps with animating small bits! You can also sharpen the end of a paintbrush.

• One goose-neck selfie stick with table clamp like this one:

If you can’t get your hands on a goose-neck selfie stick, there are other ways to set up your camera. Here’s one shared by animator Lizzie Hobbs:

Other these set-ups by students of animator Corrie Parks:

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