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CHARCOAL, MIND MOVES & MOVIES is a 3 day workshop with Jo Lane introducing you to animation principles and application with drawing.  Charcoal animations form the basis of the workshop and it will take drawing a step beyond a 2 dimensional single drawing into movement and storytelling. 

Animating charcoal drawings exposes its dynamism and its ability to communicate: bringing a drawing ‘to life’ says something else with regard to movement, space and condition in a different way to than a still drawing canThe base skill is drawing at its core and in its primal form – charcoal. You will be shown differing analysis of how movement and stories can be powerfully portrayed using charcoal and paper only, through understanding of animation principles. By the end of the workshop you will have made 2 animations (one simple, one more complex) and be able to execute charcoal animations into video files. 

Begins Sunday 19th June
3 days:
19th June 10am – 4pm
26th June 10am – 4pm
3rd July 1 – 4pm
Tutor: Jo Lane
$340 / $300 Concession

– Camera with memory card or mobile phone with downloaded
– Tripod or device for phone
– Laptop with downloaded
– Your lunch, we have a microwave and sandwich press available for use

– Watercolour paper
– Charcoal and drawing materials

Jo Lane uses her drawing practice to explore social and psychological subjects. Working between UK and Australia she is a ‘drawer’ first and foremost, using charcoal, graphite, coloured pencils, and any other material that is present-to-hand, honouring the texture, immediacy and honesty of drawing. Whilst immersed in fastidious mark-making and fibre use as metaphor, decision-making is reflexive, responding intuitively to the outside world, the inside world and the differing shades and depths of line forming on surfaces. The contrast between self and other and the systems of separation and unity that operate throughout the humanity, drives the work. British Psychoanalyst, Donald W Winnicott places some artistic motivation in the tension between the desire to hide and the desire to communicate. Her work erupts from this tension, between the private refuge of thought and nature of external engagement.

View some of Jo’s animations HERE

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