BRING TO LIFE YOUR FAVORITE BEDTIME STORIES AND FAIRY TALES USING STOP MOTION ANIMATION!
Teacher: Jerimiah Solis
Cost: $240 or $230 if taking 2 or more classes
Mat Fees: $25
Homework: Bring in your favorite bedtime story or fairy tale!
Let your child’s imagination run wild as they bring to life their favorite bedtime story or fairy tale using stop motion animation!
Imagine giving your child the opportunity to tell: The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, If You Give A Pig A Pancake, Pinkalicious, Wacky Wednesday, The Giving Tree, The Cat In The Hat or any of Aesop’s Fables from their very own point of view!
This class is an extraordinary way of combining creativity and technology.
Students learn to collaborate, share ideas with their classmates, and listen to different ideas. They learn patience, attention to detail, communication skills, and even some photography!
If your child is creative, learning to write, learning to color or draw, has a great imagination, loves listening to stories, watching movies or watching their favorite TV shows, then they will love this class. If your child prefers working individually, has difficulty sharing ideas and working with others, then this class offers the perfect opportunity and setting for them to try something new.
Students will bring to class their favorite bedtime story or fairy tale. Each student will share that story with the class – including the details that stand out to them, what they love about it, and their favorite parts. What’s amazing to me is how well each student can understand morals, messages, and lessons from even the most obscure stories!
Students can work individually or in groups. They will practice writing out the stories in their own words. They will draw or color their own version of the story, complete with a beginning, middle and end. Next, we will build characters, design and color our sets and backgrounds, create titles, credits, add music and even add their very own voices to their movies. When it’s all complete, each student will take their movie home to share with friends and family. You can even have your very own movie premiere! Each movie usually runs anywhere from 45 seconds to 2 minutes (depending on the number of photographs they take).
Stop motion animation is a technique by which physical objects appear to be moving on screen. This is done by taking a still photograph, moving the object a little, taking another photograph, moving the object again, and so on… Repeating this process is what creates the illusion of movement. Modern technology has made this process incredibly simple and easy to understand – even for a six-year-old!
Telling a story is a lot of hard work, and extremely rewarding for children.