Fun with Animation: Making Flip Books
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.
- 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.
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.
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.