We were lucky enough today to take part in a kids animation course at the National Film Board in Toronto. I am always amazed at how many great, free programs are out there for kids. We were there for 4 hours, and the kids learned all about animation, made flip books, tried their hands at drawing on film, and then teamed up to make an animated shorts using claymation. Our little group created a great story about a cow and a monkey surfing at the beach, only to be joined by sharks!! High drama, of course. The kids wrote out the story, molded the characters from clay, and then moved them through all of the actions while the teachers snapped the pictures. At the end of the day, everyone got together in the theatre to watch the animated masterpieces. I am hoping soon to have a link to the final completed version to post, but until then some still pictures will have to do...
We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I am Joanna, the proud Mama of William (10yrs) and Charlie (8 yrs). This blog follows our adventures as we learn, live, and grow together in our small town in Southern Ontario. We post about homeschooling, family life, cooking, hobbies and interests, and anything else that moves us to write. Take a look around, and leave us a comment if you like - I would love to hear from you!