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Drawing into Animation

$840.00

10 – 14 January 2022, Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. Early Fee ends 7 December 2021
Damian Gascoigne

Any drawing can animate! With a focus on artistic approaches to animation and the wonderful imperfections of analogue mark-making, you’ll learn ways to bring the vitality of the drawn and painted line into the online sphere. Discover how to make loops of raw, hand-drawn animation on paper and choreograph them into digital timelines.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

5 Available

Full Details

Term: Summer School Week One 2022
Start Date: 10 January 2022
End Date: 14 January 2022
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5

Teacher: Damian Gascoigne
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $840.00
Early Fee: $765.00
Concession Fee: $800.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Overview

Any drawing can animate! With a focus on artistic approaches to animation and the wonderful imperfections of analogue mark-making, you’ll learn ways to bring the vitality of the drawn and painted line into the online sphere. Discover how to make loops of raw, hand-drawn animation on paper and choreograph them into digital timelines.

Damian Gascoigne guides you through two main making stages; first, creating short sequences of hand-drawn movement using pencil, brush and pen, then learning to organize and connect these sequences in digital space. Applying animation principles of timing and rhythm he teaches you to use simple, analogue forms to devise playful abstract and figurative movements. Digital operations will be basic, using simple techniques such as scanning into Photoshop, cutting up and layering drawings, then creating cycles of action in After Effects. No experience in either program is necessary to see your own original, interesting drawings come alive in animation.

Teacher Profile

Damian Gascoigne is an independent animation filmmaker and educator. In a professional career spanning more than twenty-five years he has created a significant body of short films, animation for live performance, commercials, and installations for gallery spaces. His award-winning films have been nominated in competition at the major animation festivals from Annecy, through Hiroshima and Seoul, to Zagreb. Damian’s creative practice spans fine art and independent animation, fusing distinctive hand drawn imagery with digital technology to create a uniquely personal aesthetic.
Research focuses on the survival of hand drawing in the digital era, exploring gesture, imperfection and accident in drawing, and the development of a remix culture for animation practice. Visit his Vimeo page at https://vimeo.com/user941535

ART MATERIALS

1 Brush pen (Pentel brand) and 3 ink cartridges
3 Paint brushes sizes 2, 8, 12 – budget brands are fine
1 Chinese calligraphy brush
1 Dip pen with nib
2 graphite pencils – B and 6B
1 box charcoal
1 set of oil or chalk pastels – budget brands are fine
1 medium size bottle of black ink
1 ceramic palette
2 clean jars or containers
1 A4 or A5 notebook and pen/pencils
Eraser, ruler, masking tape
1 USB memory stick or small external hard drive

Optional
1 set of watercolours paints
1 watercolour pan/pallette
Drawing papers will be provided

DIGITAL MATERIALS

Essential 

1 smartphone
“Stop Motion Studio” App. This costs around $9.00 on the App Store
1 smartphone tripod. Vivitar brand for $20.00 at Officeworks
1 USB memory stick or small external hard drive

Optional

LED Light box A4. Dick Smith for around $20.00 or Officeworks $60.00. ​
iPad or tablet, and charger – bring your own as ours are very old!

 

PARKERS FINE ART SUPPLIES

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email parkersartsupplies@aapt.net.au
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

COVID-19 Policy

In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, it is compulsory to wear masks indoors when on campus and all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

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