Stop-motion animation fun in Rockingham

Published by: Kayla MacGillivray | 10-Jan-2024
Bungaree Primary School children make AWESOME stop-motion films that are filled with clay animals, fruit, paper flowers and more!
Stop-motion animation fun in Rockingham
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In Term 3 of 2023, artists Cheryl Millard & Leith Alexander travelled to Bungaree Primary School in Rockingham, on the lands of the Noongar people, to explore stop-motion animation with the students. The students created paper flowers and clay sculptures for their animations, with some using fruit and vegetables in their animation.

In small groups students explored the project management aspect of film making, preparing a different element each day. Each student took on a filmmaking role of their choice, such as; director, animator, cameraperson and sound effects. Students discussed and wrote stories, created story-boards, captured sound effects, filmed their stories and edited them. The students loved learning about how technology can be used to make art, and working together to make their own stories.

Students, parents, members of the P&C, the Principal, education assistants and relief teachers all gathered at the screening celebration, watching the student’s animated films. Everyone expressed how proud they were of the students. As Cheryl & Leith were leaving on the final day, the office staff requested they present another screening for all the teachers that missed the celebration!

Creative Challenge is AWESOME Arts’ core education program that embeds contemporary teaching artists in schools across the state. The residency program aims to build pride in community and explore self-expression through project management and creative learning skills.

This residency was proudly supported by Healthway and the Go for 2&5 message.

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