Add, Extract, React: Animation Class @Central CMR

November 19, 2016 - 1:00pm-4:00pm (ended)

Join us in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room for Add, Extract, React - an Abstract Stop-Motion Animation Workshop for adults and teens.


Advance registration is required for this workshop. Ages 12 and up are welcome, and no previous animation experience is required. To sign up or get more information visit the 5th floor Art & Music desk, call 510-981-6241, or email


We'll work in small teams to design an animation of hand colored and hand-cut paper. We'll take a playful approach and encourage experimentation with forms, patterns and color in order to create unusual and interesting optical effects and undulations. Each participant will gain experience filming a section of the animation using traditional stop-motion techniques. The final collection will be gathered together to form a single collaborative work that will be posted online for public viewing. See videos from some past workshops here.


This workshop will be led by artist, educator and curator Sarah Klein. Sarah creates narrative and abstract stop-motion animations with paper cutouts and live-action footage. In her print based work she reveals hidden animations through common and uncanny forms. Klein’s work has been shown worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, HR, General Public in Berlin, DE, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY and in multiple Mill Valley Film Festivals, CA. Klein has received awards from the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Zellerbach Family Foundation and an Alternative Exposure Grant from Southern Exposure. She is the founder of the Stop & Go animation festival


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