Stop-Motion Animation Workshop
Movement over Movement
See the post of finished artwork and animations.
See the post about our stop-motion green screen animation stations. Download the green screen stop motion lesson from TpT here.
See this movie explaining the process.
See the updated version of the lesson here.
Clay Animation Collaboration
(Use iPad for quicker results)
Large Group Clay Animation
(introduction to stop-motion animation, movement)
See this post where students learned to create penguins using model magic clay. After they completed the sculptures they were introduced to stop motion animation with a simple large group gross motor animation.
Snowman Progression Animation
Find out how to use progression or replacement stop-motion animation technique to show change, movement, or growth, in a magical way with this post.
Paper Cut Stop Motion Animation
See this post and watch the finished stop motion animation using paper cut and animated.
See my post for resources, template, directions, and ideas for how to transform a piece of cardboard into a whirligig that moves with stop motion animation.
(whirligig, green screen, stop motion animation, layered effect)
The artist interacts with their whirligig cardboard creation in this green screen and stop motion layered video effect. Learn how here.
Magic Carpet Ride
Use my post to learn how to make a patterned carpet that you can magically fly over the wonders of the world like Aladdin. This post show two approaches: Digital drawing over a digital animation and a paper cut stop motion animation.
Stop Motion Animation Creativity Challenge
Challenge your students to harness the magic of stop-motion animation to create an illusion. See this post for examples of progression animations and magical videos.
Flying with Your Snowman
(green screen, shading, storytelling, stop motion animation, cityscape silhouette)
Students fly with their snowman like in the story by Raymond Briggs. See my post for all the steps and resources.
Stop Motion Emotions
Students learn about feelings, colors, and movement in this Color Monster inspired lesson. Learn more here
PBS Teacher Innovation Award Winner 2010, Illinois Art Teacher of the Year 2011, Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction 2012, NAEA Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013, Jacobs Educator Award 2014, NAEA Art Education Technology Outstanding Service Award, 2016, ISTE Tech in Action Award, 2018