Animated to Life

Clay, paper, shells, and googly eyes all came to life in Creative Experience last Wednesday. A full room of adults and teens attended artist Sarah Paulsen’s Animated to Life workshop, which introduced participants to 3-D stop-motion animation and guided them through the process of making their own videos. Sarah started the workshop by sharing clips by some of her favorite animators and walked participants through the animation process start to finish using Creative Experience iPads and the iStopMotion app. The presenter also made a how-to ‘zine for the workshop, highlighting library resources. A copy of Clay and Found Objects: iPad Animation with Sarah Paulsen St. Louis Public Library has been donated to the library’s ‘zine collection and will soon be available for checkout. This workshop was a lot of fun, and we hope to offer it again in the future. Stay tuned and check out other Creative Experience workshops on our website or on the SLPL event calendar from your mobile device.

Check out the animation participants made in the workshop, working in pairs and groups:

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