Make, Move, Imagine:
Teaching Animation Craft and Creativity in Gaza
The construction of a little bird is the doorway to the animation experience: Simple shapes are created and assembled into a complex, striking figure.
As the bird takes shape, the seeds of creative confidence are planted: Students begin to acquire the skills that make up the craft of animation and in the process discover their own ability and potential: To make things, to move things and to imagine things that have not been there before.
From here there are endless possibilities – all built on the firm foundation established by the making of a little bird!
In Gaza, a group of librarians, community artists and kindergarden teachers are participating in a two-year programme of practical animation training including ongoing supervision and support.
Building on their talent and professional experience, these dedicated educators are equipped with the skills and concepts necessary to conduct their own animation workshops and projects.
Animating Gaza is supported by the Tamer Institute for Community Education, the Goethe Institute’s Bibliobus project and the Qattan Centre for the Child.
What is involved in animation?
Personal, Social and Technical Skills and Benefits
Practical animation activities are popular. The opportunity of making and moving things is enjoyed by young and old alike. The models and animated films made in workshops make their creators happy, proud and respected.
But animation is much more than just a fun activity: It engages the practitioner on many different levels – personal, social and technical – and offers a wide variety of opportunities for learning and growth.
Art and Craft⎢الفن والحرفة