As part of the monster soft sculpture project, I assigned students with the task of using their soft sculptures in a stop motion animation. I asked students to get into groups of 3 or less for making the stop motion animation. We used an app on the iPads called "Stop Motion Studio". The app is free and relatively easy to use. It took approximately 3 class times for students to finish their stop motion animations. I had students e-mail me the finished animation as a .mov file and I put many of them together in a video to share with the school.
Tips to Keep in Mind when Creating Stop Motion Animations:
I showed students the above video before teaching this lesson. It was a great anticipatory set for teaching about stop motion animation.
View the compiled stop motion animations below!
I am a 5th year high school art teacher in Rochester, MN. I have taught middle school for 2 years and high school for 3 years. I truly enjoy working with students on a daily basis. I also enjoy teaching real-world skills such as problem solving, using technology, and the power of teamwork and collaboration. My joy is sharing my passion for art with others!
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