GIF It!: An Animated GIF Workshop

Dates: Saturday, December 12th
Time: 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages: 7th – 12th grades
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $35
Location: Second Street Gallery – 115 Second Street SE
*Collaboration with Second Street Gallery

GIFs were created thirty years ago as a way to animate a still image on a webpage but since then this simple image format has been adopted by artists, photographers, filmmakers, fashion designers, athletes, coders and all kinds of other folks to make things like cartoons, moving portraits, abstract animations and sports highlights. In this workshop we will tour mentor Jason Robinson’s exhibition at Second Street Gallery, experiment with a variety of .gif making techniques including stop motion animation, analog video processing, and appropriating footage from our favorite films and TV shows. When we are done we will project them, post them online and even find out how to turn them into lenticular prints.

Jason Robinson is a media artist working primarily in film, video, animation, sound, and live performance. He is an assistant professor of digital art at The University of Mary Washington and the former program director of Light House Studio. His newest project Wastewater, a single-channel video installation and a set of lenticular prints, will be on display at Second Street Gallery from December to January.

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