deb vendetti

PO Box 231, Rockport, ME 04856

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About the Artist

Animation Workshops (20 contact hours suggested)
An introduction to classical animation: cut-paper techniques

Multi-ages welcomed, 9 through adult. Suggested for creative storytellers who enjoy drawing and exploring art materials. Teachers interested in using animation projects in the classroom are encouraged to attend.

Think animation team! The workshop begins with a group sharing and “brainstorming” to develop the project story line. Participants create the characters, sets, and props and then “capture” with a frame-by-frame digital camera. As time allows, depending on the direction of the project, soundtrack elements (narration, sound effects, music) will also be incorporated.

We will view and discuss a broad sampling of short films by international animators as well as the work of Maine students.

Post-production editing and mastering of copies is accomplished after the last formal class.

Per person materials fee: $10 includes animation Bristol, tacky putty (supplied by the instructor) and a DVD copy of final, edited project.

Materials List: (responsibility of student or hosting site)
Scissors; 2B pencils and erasers; Colored pencils (Prismacolor recommended);
Colored markers (permanent); a fine black Sharpie and a medium black Sharpie

The hosting site requirements:
TV for monitoring and shooting animation
DVD player for screening sample animations (if available)
Minimum of at least 2'X2' workspace for each student
Large table top, at least 5'X6' for shooting stage for camera equipment.
(2) 4'X8' tables pushed together will work
Clean surfaces (not shared with clay studio)
Electrical outlets

About the instructor: Deb Vendetti, an artist and educator, has lived in the mid-coast since 1980. She has led mixed media, drawing, film and animation workshops in both private and non-profit public venues, including a number of public school residencies in animation and filmmaking. BFA, Painting, SMU; graduate studies in Photography with Carl Toth, Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Category: Artist Residency

Preferred Audiences: Grades 4-8, Grades 9-12, Adult

Disciplines: Community, Childrens, Storytelling, Media Arts, Film/video, Childrens, Historic Structure, Ceramic

Contact Information

deb vendetti

PO Box 231
Rockport  ME  04856