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The Magic of Aardman education resource

Virtual Arts and Culture
Virtual Kids
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Virtual Arts and Culture
Virtual Kids

Dates

15 April 2020 - 31 August 2020
Daily
24 Hours

Venue

ACMI

In 2018, ACMI celebrated the arrival of Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman by creating this animation resource.

This resource can be used by teachers, students, families, or individuals to learn about the history of animation and the phenomenon of the moving-image, and to develop animation skills.

Create optical toys like the zoetrope, learn the ropes of stop motion animation, master the art of claymation characters, and more.

But first, why not learn a bit about stop-motion animation from one of Aardman’s animators? Watch the Q&A with Merlin Crossingham above before getting started. When you’re ready, start on the learning modules below.

Content brought to by ACMI

Types of animations

Kick off your exploration into animation by looking at all the different types of animation out there.

 

 

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History of animation

Animation has come a long way, so go back in time and see exactly how much it has changed.

 

 

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Make your own thaumatrope

Create your own optical toy called thaumatrope.

 

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Make a zoetrope

Another optical toy, this one is a little more complicated but the rewards are amazing.

 

 

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From sketch to clay: making your own claymation character

Before you make a stop motion film you need characters.

 

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Create a cracking contraption

Get inspired by Wallace’s crazy contraptions and design your own for your stop motion film.

 

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How to create a stop motion animation

Put everything you’ve learned about animation into practice.

 

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