One-Finger Animation Workshop Series
Cindy Baker’s One-Finger Animation Workshop series will introduce NaAC artists to creating simple animations from home. Artists will use accessible and user-friendly digital drawing and animation software. Baker will introduce artists to quick and easy ways to animate images on their phones or tablets each session. The best thing is, you can make these animations anywhere, at any time, and as quickly or slowly as you’d like!
Artists will use free & accessible apps to create and animate a series of images. Baker will spend time breaking down and discussing each step along the way. At the end of the workshop, participating artists will have their animations included in an online showcase on our NaAC website!
*Please note that registration is limited to 15 artists for reoccurring sessions.
Who is this workshop right for?
- Anyone registered as a Studio Artist at the NaAC, and who attends either Zoom Studio Sessions.
- Artists who would like to explore simple digital animation and digital drawing.
- Artists interested in attending multiple workshops on a similar topic
Special Workshop Requirements:
One-Finger Animation Workshop will require access to certain technology.
Artists will need:
- A computer, laptop, or tablet for accessing the NaAC Zoom workshop session.
- A separate phone or tablet to use the free drawing and animation apps during Zoom workshop sessions.
Both apps used throughout the workshops are free, and compatible with Android and iOS devices.
**Registered artists will receive download links for each application prior to the start of the workshop series.
Thursdays | July 8 – August 26, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cindy Baker is a contemporary artist based in Western Canada whose work engages with queer, gender, race, disability, fat, and art discourses. Committed to ethical community engagement and critical social enquiry, Baker’s interdisciplinary research-based practice draws upon 25 years of working, volunteering, and organizing in the communities of which she is part. She moves fluidly between the arts, humanities, and social sciences, emphasizing the theoretical and conceptual over material concerns. Baker holds an MFA from the University of Lethbridge where she received an SSHRC grant for her research in performance in the absence of the artist’s body; she has exhibited and performed across Canada and internationally. Helping found important community and advocacy organizations over the course of her career, Baker maintains a lifelong commitment to the strength and vitality of her communities.