How to Make an Animated GIF
This workshop will introduce participants to the basic animation principals of movement, looping, framing, and constructing animation cells. Using free online software, participants will make a GIF by the end of the session and view it online. Participants will be introduced to a range of artists and illustrators creating GIFs, as well as online galleries, exhibitions, and resources for artists working in the medium.
The workshop can be modified to suit a range of skill levels from introductory to advanced. Advanced workshops can include additional information on how to disassemble GIFs into a series of still images, working with video files, and other topics. The workshop can focus on creating hand-drawn cells, or digital cells, or either, to make the animation.
This workshop generally runs 2 hours, but can be modified to suit your group’s needs. It can be offered online or in person.
Past workshops have been offered in University Fine Arts programs, as educational programming at galleries and art centres, and in high school classes. Past clients include:
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Queen’s University Fine Arts Program
Beyond Classrooms – Grades 6-8