Evolution! Animation, Art & Science

Date:  Saturday, December 10th

Workshop 1:

*Workshop 1 is full! Please fill out the wait list application.
10am – 12:30pm
Ages: 3rd – 6th graders

Workshop 2:

Time: 1:30 pm – 4pm
Ages: 3rd – 6th graders

Location: Vinegar Hill Theatre (220 W. Market Street)
Tuition: $45/$35 for sibling
*contact us for a special PayPal button for the second child*

Learn about animation, art and science with award-winning artist and animator Tyler Rhodes! Together we’ll create a series of lifeforms in a simulation of evolution using your own drawings, which will then be scanned and animated digitally, by you, the artist! See first-hand how plants and animals change over time through the evolutionary process and are then animated within the After Effects program in fun and exciting ways.

Tyler Rhodes is an artist and animator with an interest in science, interactive art, and education. His interest in art began with drawings and a love of dinosaurs and video games at a young age. His recent inspiration and work now centers on the sprawling “Evolution!” project; an educational process that involves “non-artists” and simulates evolution through drawings. These artworks form the basis for the various “Evolution!” animations and virtual reality project.

Mr. Rhodes is a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship for 2015-16, as well as the “Best Virginia Filmmaker” award for the “Evolution!” animation, and as the “People’s Choice” at the James River Shorts festival. “Evolution!” has also toured the world at the Anima Mundi animation festival in Brazil, the Educational Film Market at Hiroshima, and was featured in Stanford University’s “Windows on Evolution” virtual gallery. His animations have also been featured on Scientific American and displayed at the Science Museum of Virginia and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

He studied Kinetic Imaging (experimental video and animation) at Virginia Commonwealth University, and currently works as an animator for the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.

Evolution Animation

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