On 7/31, Brandy completed teaching Animation Camp at MOCHA, the Museum of Children’s Arts. She thanks MOCHA Parents: “We had such a great time working with your brilliant young animators, learning all about the animation process.” (See kid’s animation below.)
It paved the way for an exciting NEW pilot program. Goblinarium is leading the way for teaching artists who work independently as entrepeneurs, to explore the crossroads of art and tech with young artists.
Goblinarium’s NEW partnership begins in September 2015. Brandy will lead her own, independently developed, 5 day afterschool workshop for animation. This workshop will dive head first into story and character development, the heart of animation. It all starts with a story. Students will work alongside Brandy as well as a Disney storyboard artist and animator partner.
Animation With The Goblinarium
Dates: Every Wednesday in September (2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
Times: 3:30 – 4:00 Drop Off / 4:00 – 5:30
Workshop Ages: 8 – 15
Price: $50 a session / $200 for all 5 sessions
Young artists and storytellers are invited to a fun adventure in animation. Artists are encouraged to make their own creatures and stories come to life with traditional art principles and modern digital tools. Their talents will grow through an intimate and hands-on experience. They gain foundational knowledge of how animation is made, from idea to finished project. In 5 sessions, artists will learn: Creature Creation, Character Building, Story Mapping, Storyboarding, Location Design, and Animation Production.
Brandy Gardner is a ceramic sculptor and creator of children’s interactive ebook apps, who will knock your socks off in the classroom. She has been a professional artist and an art teacher for over 15 years and has influenced classrooms in Hawaii, New York, and California. She hopes to blend the worlds of technology and hands on art, making art accessible for kids of all ages and backgrounds.
Brandy’s partner Patrick is an animator with experience in storyboarding for Disney shows, making films for international festivals, and guiding grad students in development of their Master’s thesis films. He is a grad of classical animation at Sheridan College near Toronto.
More from MOCHA about their NEW pilot program for workshops:
“We are excited to be launching our new After School Art and Tech Workshops this September. With the rapid advancement of technology we look to influence 21st Century learners by incorporating hands-on art activities with technological skill sets. Our art and tech workshops have monthly themes that give the artist a chance to develop a genuine experience with the field of study.”
Here’s work from MOCHA’s animation camp previously taught by Brandy. About 30 young artists (starting from age 6) created short animation with sets and sculpted characters. It was captured with iPad, set to music by Goblinarium partner Joel St. Julien, and screened for everyone and their parents to enjoy.