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Approaches to Teach Kids Animation for Fun and Learning

You could be told by as many teachers; Art is a wonderful vehicle for students to reveal imagination and self-expression and to let their imaginations soar. Art can be especially crucial for children today that are growing up with the advantages and draw-backs of a very fast-paced lifestyle where immediate gratification is a given. What is not usually easy yet is teaching patience, accomplishment and long term gratification and because of this, it is often tough to introduce projects that could be time-consuming and might not show results straight away but can produce very satisfying accomplishments. Here are jobs you can use to educate students that span from straight-forward and the fast-paced to the more complicated and more.

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White Board Animation is Environmentally Friendly

Using a White board starts getting complex. This project can be done by taking photographs or using a camera to capture footage for a more complicated endeavor. If you decide to take photos, it is usually better to have the camera set up on a tripod with the white board put in a place of good lighting. Like the book, the student can draw on a design and they would take a photo of it to catch the plan. The student can then opt to erase part or the entire plan and draw it slightly differently or in a succession of activities, like they did with the other hand book, making sure to take photographs of their progress as they move as to have an animated slideshow when the photographs are displayed quickly in sequence. Among the advantages of this is that it is a more environmentally friendly way of doing Ayewind animation as you are not using a great deal of paper to accomplish your sequences of pictures. You may even step up this project a notch by filming the work using a movie camera because you can perform stop-motion animation in which you may have other objects enter the spectacle which interact with the drawing.

Clay Animation is Fun and Inexpensive

Clay Animation or clay-motion is a highly common form of animation because of the fact that clay can be used to make 3-D characters or objects which may then be filmed or photographed and moved slightly at intervals to create movement. The best aspect of using clay is that it moves so easily and it is an inexpensive way of creating animation through stop-motion. It does however require somewhat more preparation though since the material of this animation clip varies from the 2-dimensional world of drawing paper to the 3-dimensional kingdom of being sculptural. The student should think more about what they will include or exclude from the scene, like backdrops and additional items or spectacle to form a context.