On the RA website you can currently learn how to become a film director for the day and create your very own cartoon animation inspired by artworks from the RA Collection.
A stop-frame animation is like a flip book – where you flip through the pages to see a cartoon figure moving or a story happening. Because each image is slightly different, it looks like the figure is moving when you look at the images in quick succession. In this activity, you take a series of photos and play them one after the other to make an animation. Between each photo you take, you move paper pieces in your animation so the characters and story comes to life.
This is a beautifully simple and entirely achievable activity with a clear set of step-by-step instructions that take you through the whole process (though it does require access to a smart phone or device).
Good for in-school activity as well as at home and families too.