For 10 years Steev Morgan conducted animation workshops in Ontario schools.
Stop-motion is the animation method used in such great films as Nick Park’s “Wallace and Grommit” series and Tim Burton’s “The Corpse Bride”. The technique combines many different media, so people who are interested in things as diverse as painting, sculpture, writing, cartooning, mechanics or costume design can find a part to play. Participants can also learn about cameras, computer applications, teamwork, and the business aspects of animation.
Students wishing to continue in the fields of media, film or game design had a great opportunity build their portfolios. The workshop was based on common materials and equipment, so skills learned could be used at home too.
Steev Morgan graduated from the “Integrated Media” department of the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he later worked as a technician and teacher in the Film, Animation, and New Media departments. He has been doing animation workshops with kids since he was a student himself.
This program was made possible by grants from Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education and Arts Education Projects.