Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival

Weds 28 – Sat 31 October 2020

LETS ANIMATE!

Hogie’s Grand Adventures with Julie Forrester

Create your own worlds, invent characters, draw, make and model scenery and props.
Animate your fabulous characters and stories on a smart phone or tablet.
Add music and voices to bring your world to life.
See animations about Hogie Hedgehog and Morphella to get inspired and then follow the tutorials to make your own.

HOGIE GETS HELP
MORPHELLA BOINGS A GALL
HOGIE GETS AN ITCH

Now Get Set Up and Learn the Basics
Watch the tutorials then set up your space and shoot!

Package 1 – BASICS and CUTOUTS
Starting package for all age groups
Learn the basics of stop motion animation and set up your studio. Make cut out characters create a home for them and let them play! Remember to take 50 – 300 photographs and make tiny movements to make your action smooth.

see the basics – Move & Shoot

WATCH ME ANIMATE A SPOT

Set Up Your Workspace and try a “Cut Out” Stop Motion Animation

Package 2 – CLAYMATION
suitable for 6-8 year olds …..and older
Make a blobby face, move its eyes and mouth – think about all the things a face can do, now think about things a face can’t do! You can make anything happen! Experiment with character expression and movement using plasticine or modelling clay.

Watch the tutorials then set up your space and shoot!

CRAZY HEADS
THE MAKING OF GREEN MORPH

Package 3 CHARCOAL DRAW & ERASE
[suitable for 8-12 year olds and over]
For those who like to draw!
Animate with charcoal draw / erase / redraw / erase and redraw and….

See the paper blacken and lighten as Hogie comes to life
Watch the tutorials then set up your space and shoot!

HAVE FUN!
Upload to your instagram, Youtube or Vimeo or other

Don’t forget to tag

# hullabaloo and @julforres

*(~_~)* We’d love to see your creations <@,,@>

A world with seals, the nub of magic and the encounter with other….

After an encounter with a seal (who visited my dreams and cured my aching sacrum) I am strongly feeling the presence of these graceful creatures… the synchronicity of finding this conversation lights up my world, magic as a way of perceiving differently….

Contains the line:

“…David do you mean that that rock literally spoke to you?”

and more here:

studio mo(nu)ments

 

 

…moment…
[ moh-muhnt ]

an indefinitely short period of time; instant
the present time or any other particular time
a definite period or stage
importance or consequence
a period of success

MONUMENT
[ noun mon-yuh-muh nt; verb mon-yuh-ment ]

something erected in memory of a person, event, etc.,
any building, megalith, etc., surviving from a past age
any enduring evidence or notable example of something
an exemplar, model, or personification of some abstract quality

and also a verb….. (a doing)………

*(abbreviated & adapted from https://www.dictionary.com/browse/monument)*

Talking with the students at Killard House School this week, revisiting the moments we spent together at the MAC International in February and bringing forth some old mo(nu)ments – one could say these things I have piled up here on my desk are enduring (if inscrutable) evidence (perhaps even personifications) of an indefinitely short period of time (I had named them ‘witness’)  ……or to be ambivalent – from the perspective of now – the now –  of any number of other times, as they have lain in my studio as a constant ….beckoning……

in “still life” – primordial object – form becomes matter.. original purpose withdraws, the thing vitality is solid, its performance magnified in the stillness of its own particular vibration, inscrutable, ever present, monumental.

 

 

 

More ecology drawings

I decided not to submit, though am tempted by the Eigse curatorial theme this year :

This year’s Art Works Open Submission invites artists to submit work that considers farming, sustenance and encounters with the land.

Encounters with the land perhaps, farming at a pinch, sustenance yes. Ecology drawings can spin from all of these things. Titles remain elusive for now…

farHorizons.jpgNearing horizons: Weather growth knot

beeswing.jpg

Beeswing: Comb rhymes with home