What you'll do
We'll visit ROM exhibits to capture images of things we'd like to animate/make move. Then we'll travel to a local digital hub where we can work on computers to make a gif using simple frame-animation techniques. No previous experience is required! You'll create a gif you can share through messaging and social media, you can even use your work as a screensaver on your home computer! view more ROM exhibit GIFs, visit https://goo.gl/piycq6 or my blog: karendarricades.com We'll meet at a museum, talk about gifs and simple 2-5 image animation techniques. We'll brainstorm ideas and share tips that will help you take the best pictures possible for your gif. We'll explore exhibits together, talking about the things we see along in the way, discussing all the exciting (and realistic) things we can create with the time we'll have. After we've all captured the still images we need to get animating, we'll head to the library to manipulate our pics into gifs using free online apps/platforms or photoshop. You'll learn how to save and share your moving picture in gif and mp4 and leave with skills to create more "motion photographs" of your own, for Instagram, promotional materials or fun!
Tickets to the ROM's exhibits and coat check. Value: General admission -$20 special exhibits - $32-$50, coat check - $3
ONLY in the case of advanced bookings w/ groups where we will need to go from the ROM to a west end gallery or studio.
work space Pre-booked working space with free wifi where we can complete and export our animations/ GIFs. Comps w/ Photoshop…
I am an artist and animator with 13 years experience facilitating arts workshops through art galleries, schools, and community spaces. You can see what I do on Instagram @NeverGalReady or either of my websites: karendarricades.com and nevergalleryready.com. This is just another place to do what I do: collaborate, have fun and offer tips for creating and sharing GIFs, motion photographs and video-loops
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Where you'll be
We will spend 1.5-2 hours at the Royal Ontario Museum. Then we will go to the Toronto Reference Library at Yonge and Bloor. Alternatively, we might go to a local artist's studio or artist-run-centre/gallery where we would have access to computers with Photoshop, in the Bloor street west area of Toronto (Bloor and Ossington, Dupont and Dovercourt). Digital hub access at any of these venues requires advance notice in order to book.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend.
ROM passes included, all permanent and temporary exhibits as well as coat check. Savings - $20-55/each. Planning on visiting ROM anyways? Go in the morning for $20, enjoy members access w/ me at 1pm!
Animating Museum Exibits into GIFs