In these workshops children will develop artistic and creative skills while exploring ancient techniques of animation. Young people will explore animation through the making of their very own Thaumatrope- a popular Victorian toy.
Children will be the artists, the makers and the storytellers. The workshop will show us how art, storytelling, and technology can work together to enhance local cultural heritage.
These pre-recorded workshops will be available to view all day on Saturday 12th June and will show children how to build their own Wexford themed Thaumatrope from scratch. Materials that you will need to participate in this activity include:
– pencil, colours
– glue stick
Thaumatrope Tutorial 1 – How to make a Thaumatrope https://youtu.be/-abDZ6MQpa0
Thaumatrope Tutorial 2 – How do Thaumatropes work https://youtu.be/1Q5wt8ommdI
Thaumatrope Tutorial 3 – Art and Technology behind Animation https://youtu.be/Qe-_bhXBOH4
To download a Thaumatrope template go to https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/arts-and-culture/creative-ireland-news-and-opportunities/cruinniu-na-nog-2021
The project has been developed and designed by Calmast, who have nearly 20 years’ experience in developing and delivering STEAM (science, technology, engineering art and technology) engagement activity nationally and internationally. It will be led by Enrica Amplo, mechantronic engineer and toy designer.
Cruinniú na nÓg - Wexford