Lesson by Dunya Merell Djordjevic
This project will introduce students to the history and art of traditional animation, including Walt Disney. Students will learn how animation is created and about the art and illusion of movement. Students will learn how to create a flip book. They can follow directions to make a few practice animations, and then depending on ability, can make their own story and animation.
Notice: Docent or Teacher Lead Project Only!
This lesson is meant to be done with a docent or teacher teaching the project. There are no resources for a student to do on their own at home. If needed we may supply them at a later time.
Flip book*, pencil, eraser. Optional: colored pencils (to add color to animations), handouts (various available)
* Hands on Art schools doing this project have books to supply. If you do not have access to pre-made books, there are on-line tips on how kids can make their own flip books that can be used instead.
Lesson Plan (information for docents and/or teachers)
Handouts ( optional, various options, use only what you want)
Background/Intro Videos Options:
Cut-out Animation Basics: Persistence of Vision (Dave Merson Hess)
Science Buddies: Explore Flip Books Starts with how to make your own flip-book quickly, and very simple examples with dots.
Sample Flip Book Videos Options:
SBHOA Flip Book Art Project - Samples Video on YouTube (available on Google Drive here)
YOUR Flipbooks - 2020 Compilation and Contest Winners (Andymation) This one has tons - some complex, some simpler, some funny! Watch/Skip as you wish. Video is long, with them shown in batches. In between batches an announcer speaks. between an announcer.
Tons of other YouTube Flip Book videos out there if you find one you prefer!
Special thanks to:
Dunya Merell Djordjevic for the project. Dunya runs Girls IN Focus. It is a non-profit film making program or girls and non-binary youth ages 12-18 to make their own films.