Getting to know Animation with Peggy Fussell
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About the Event
Peggy Fussell (she/her) is an animator, illustrator and teaching artist. Her clients include children’s television programs for PBS, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Harcourt School Publishers, the Baltimore Sun and more. She creates 3D experiential learning activities for children, i.e. seek & find maps, obstacle courses and hands-on activities and events in museums, schools, and public gardens/arboretums. Before moving to Kingston, Peggy was an Education Coordinator for Family Programs at the Walters Art Museum. She is currently a PhD candidate in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies at Queen's. Her research interests include the history of traditional forms of animation, optical toys and the study of perception, curiosity and motivation.
About the Workshop
Animator Peggy Fussell will introduce participants to early optical toys and traditional forms of animation. We will examine ways that contemporary artists are incorporating vintage techniques into their work. Participants will try out a few animation techniques using basic tools. Together we will make a quick and easy collaborative animation (over zoom!) This workshop will provide tips and tricks for creating magical special effects and a basic editing demonstration.