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Monotype in Motion: Stop Motion Animation for Artists with Susan Rostow (VIRTUAL WORKSHOP)

July 18, 2021 - July 24, 2021

Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, printmaker or book artist, this online workshop will teach you how to bring your artwork to life through stop motion animation. This individual project-based course is great for the beginner level animator who wants to push their artistic practice to a new dimension. An emphasis will be placed on creating expressive movement with monotype mark making working directly on the printmaking plate. With the unique working properties of printmaking materials and techniques, the making of the stop motion animation can be seamed together with the addition of prints, photos, paper cut outs, collage, drawing, sculpture, and book arts. Group demos will introduce techniques for creating, editing, and sharing animations. Individual attention will be given to develop and hone your unique style. We will be working with a simple and inexpensive setup with your choice of using an iPad, iPhone, Android, PC or Mac with a web cam or camera using the Stop Motion Studio app developed by Cateater, LLC.  By the end of this course, you will feel confident and inspired to continue developing further stop motion animations on your own. Here are a few examples of Susan’s animations, and here is a video talking about things you may do in class.

Contact: Jackie Knight​ jknight@massart.edu

About the Artist

Susan Rostow is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist, who uses printmaking, sculpture, book arts, stop motion animation and installation to reimagine our world in a different moment in time. Her work has earned a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYSCA/NYFA), Artist Fellowship in book arts and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in printmaking. Susan’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is in collections including Bookwork Collection at Yale University Art Gallery and the Library of Congress, National Print Archives.

In addition to Rostow’s active career as an artist, she is an innovative inventor of printmaking methods and materials. She is the creator of Akua inks and has made a major contribution to the practice of safer printmaking by developing and teaching printmaking methods without the use of hazardous materials all over the world. In 2012, Speedball Art Products acquired the Akua brand and Susan joined the Speedball team creating instructional videos for the
Akua Printshop YouTube Channel

YouTube: Susan Rostow Animation Channel

Instagram: @susanrostow


July 18, 2021
July 24, 2021
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