This weekend, students and graduates from UAL’s London College of Communication will be teaching three different methods of stop-motion animation in drop in sessions – for free.
All materials as well as the professional camera set-up will be provided, and after the event, a short, collaborative video will be produced.
Nicky Francis, an LCC graduate, animator, and artist, will be leading the sessions, which take place in the LCC Studio in the Elephant & Castle shopping centre, 12pm-5pm on Saturday, June 23.
“My hope is that the workshop will introduce people to animation in a way they may not have thought of before,” Ms Francis said. “There are no rules about what can be achieved with animation.”
The animation workshops are part of the larger UAL Degree Shows events, and they are open to all ages.
“Free and public events like these are a great way for us to show local residents and members of the public the creative activities happening inside the College,” said Gill Henderson, the Regeneration and Cultural Partnerships Manager at LCC.
“Throughout the year we host many exhibitions, events, and workshops both in the College and in the LCC Studio, our Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre space, that hundreds of members of the public enjoy and appreciate,” stated Ms Henderson.
The London College of Communication has been based in Elephant and Castle for over 50 years.
“Our student and graduates regularly undertake community-focused projects,” continued Ms Henderson.
LCC projects include Talent Works, where students created free websites for local charities, and Shop Front, where recent graduates designed and produced materials for the branding of local businesses.
“These are examples of the kind of projects we want to continue and expand over the next few years,” Ms Henderson said.
More information about the free animation workshops can be found here.