February has kept me very busy workshopping. I have been skipping from here to there with a backpack full of paper, pens, tripods, cameras, laptops and an assortment of cables. Shelly Wain and I have started making a raucous Tudor animation with year 4 at William Patten school in Stoke Newington, which is extremely good fun. The themes are Henry VIII’s jousting accident and the foul play surrounding it, and Anne Boleyn’s coronation and the foul play… you get the picture. (no prizes for spotting Shelly’s cup cake wrapper stage right, you see how we roll)
We are really enjoying working with Rachel Tudor Best, a talented illustrator making the move to animation and picking up some tips on the job. Here you can see her helping out on the last day of the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology filmmaking project.
I also delivered a one day workshop for 14-18 year olds at The Photographer’s Gallery, we worked with photocollage linked to the William Burrough’s show there. It’s such a dynamic, modern venue and the programme matches.
I went to Saffron Screen in Saffron Walden to deliver a drawn animation workshop for 10 – 14 year olds. You can see the finished film here! They collaborated on a 16 person flip book, the work was really skillful, and the group were so focused, even through the non-stop chat!
I also spent a really busy day making autobiographical concertina books in a drop in workshop at the National Portrait Gallery.