Fun with Animation: Making Flip Books


Flip books are a fun way to learn about animation! In this class, students will express their creativity by making a series of flip books. They will also learn about the history of animation and be able to identify key animation terms.

Fun with Animation: Making Flip Books

Price: $65

For ages 11-17

Instructor: Erica Goss, Director, Girls’ Voices Matter

Dates: July 12, 13, 14, 15, & 16, 2020.

Times: In-person: 1-2 p.m.

Learning options:

  • In-person classes will be held each day at Girls’ Voices Matter: Galleria at the Smith, 768 E 13 Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, #23 upstairs. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING MASKING, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAND SANITIZING WILL BE STRICTLY OBSERVED.

                                The in-person option is limited to no more than 4 students.

  • There are no online or hybrid options for Introduction to Flip Books.

Supplies and equipment:

  • All supplies and equipment are provided.

Prerequisite: none.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Flip Books

Welcome to Fun with Animation: Making Flip Books! Did you know that flip books are one of the oldest forms of animation? Students will learn about the history of flip books, as well as how still pictures create the illusion of movement. We’ll define basic animation vocabulary such as persistence of vision, registration, key frames, and tweening.

Making the Flip Book

Using Post-it notes, students will create simple flip books: moving dot and waving stick figures.

Using the Tracing Board

Students will make more complex flip books using tracing boards, which allows them to see their previous drawings. Projects include a flower growing out of the ground.

Art Show!

Here’s your chance to show everyone what you made! What were the hardest parts? What did you learn? Tell us how you made your flip books.

You might enjoy our blog post about teaching flip book animation at Ophelia’s Place.


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