Thursday, 13 February 2014

Away in a Sand Dune

In other, completely un-animation and entirely illustration and time-travel related news, just before Christmas I had a lot of fun creating a front cover illustration for Universal Ear play 'Away In A Sand Dune' (as yet un-performed). You can find the book on Smashwords.

Graeme Cole is the mastermind behind the Universal Ear series (which follows our hero, Manchester postman Harley Byrne, as he travels through time on a mission to collect all the world's music, ever); he is currently living in Bosnia, studying an MA at the Sarajevo Film Academy. Inspiring stuff...

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Ruthin Craft Centre

February always seems to be the bleakest month! Luckily, I'm ending it by helping 11-14 year olds make some animation at Ruthin Craft Centre in North Wales. On Thursday the 27th of February, over the Easter break, we'll be using simple paper cut-outs, stop-frame techniques and light boxes to experiment with creating layered and playful films.

In October last year I ran some workshops with Mostyn Ninjas and members of Cylch, at Mostyn gallery in Llandudno.

The Ninjas had fun creating a halloween clay animation about a greedy trick-or-treater, while members of Cylch experimented with stop-frame and continuous drawings.

The workshop at Ruthin takes place on Thursday the 27th February, 11 - 3.30pm. If you know of any young people in the area who are aspiring animators, pass it on! For more details or to book please check out the Ruthin Craft Centre website. Roll on Easter!