In the animation workshop, we experiment with children and open tools for creating 2D animations.
The workshop introduces a variety of techniques - cut out, stop motion, even motion tracking - and also uses objects and drawings as materials for small animations. The results are compiled into an animated "Christmas calendar" - with a new window opening every day in outdoor projections in central and eastern Helsinki.
The first workshop was realized with pre-school kids at Kontupiste media space in Kontula, Eastern Helsinki in October-December 2010. Since then, new editions were produced each year until 2015, with new groups and techniques.