ONLINE! Introduction to Stop Animation – Single Session Saturday

Arts Workshop

Workshop Details

A Family Day Special!


With registration, an entire household can join in on the fun of creating your own Stop Motion Animation! Intended for ages 8+, this workshop encourages collaboration with those sharing your living arrangements and will give you the skills to continue your own stop motion animation journey after this workshop has concluded.
Stop motion has an interesting history and a lot of unusual methods for imbuing inanimate objects with the illusion of LIFE! In this stop motion animation workshop, we will look at some of these techniques with a focus on claymation, timing and performance.
Get out your bricks of plasticine and whatever little found objects you have lying around, and let’s create!
In this stop motion animation workshop, we will talk a little about the history of stop motion, the different categories and techniques. Examples of cut out animation, claymation and traditional puppet animation will be shown. Students will practice creating movement and character through various exercises using plasticine and other materials. Starting with some simple exercises and techniques and moving on to more complex concepts. Join us on this three-dimensional journey!


This workshop requires Internet Access and will take place via Google Hangouts. A webcamera and microphone is encouraged but not required. We request in advance that if headphones will not be used, that you keep your microphone muted between questions and comments you may wish to share with the instructor.

Optional Materials include:

  • Water colours or gouache
  • Paper
  • 8″ x 10″ Plexi glass sheet
  • Light box (or equivalent)

Please be aware that the optional materials may or may not be utilized within the class pending on the pace and familiarity of Stop Motion Animation with all class participants.

About the Instructor

Bryce Hallet is the instructor for Max the Mutt's online 2D animation course available online

BRYCE HALLETT is a Toronto based independent animator with over 20 years of experience. He is a graduate of Classical Animation at Sheridan College, Graphic design at Canadore College and studied Film and TV production at Humber College. His freelance career spans the gamut of creating animation and motion graphics for documentaries, Tv commercials, educational films, sketch comedy, music videos and the odd video game App. In addition to animating he enjoys sharing his expertise teaching courses and workshops at various institutions including The Toronto Animated Image Society, Teletoon, Sheridan College, Seneca College and OCAD University.

 He is the illustrator of the book “ Animation Unleashed: 100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, Video Artist and Game Developer Should Know”, written by Ellen Besen. Currently they are working on the second edition expected out some time next year.

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