8 seats available

Print-based Stop Motion Animation

The workshop suits all levels from beginners to people with more experience.

Artist-Instructor: Alma Sinai

Format: Alma’s Studio
12045 Berlin-Neukölln (near Weichselplatz, exact address given after registration is complete)

Language: English

Level: Beginners to more experienced.

Fall dates coming soon.

Cost: 120 € (inc. VAT)

Materials:

  • All essential Printmaking materials included in the price. See more details below. 

What to Expect:

In this Print-based Stop Motion workshop we will get an overview of Monoprint and Linocut printmaking techniques and the basics of Stop Motion Animation, through discussing the Artists in history who have used these techniques such as William Kentridge and Kara Walker. We will then make short stop motion videos by creating frames that are made by one or both of those printmaking techniques and in collaged combinations.

For editing our videos we will use simple apps such iMovie, CapCut or Stop-Motion Studio, or any other program that you would feel comfortable working with.

This workshop is very playful and creative and by utilizing simple tools you can make a small beautiful stop-motion of your own. You can add a storytelling/narrative layer.

Topics Covered:

  • Monoprint with found objects such as grocery mesh-bags, leaves, bubble wraps, aluminum foil, flowers, sandpaper etc. In this process we can also focus on repurposing materials that might otherwise go unused.
  • Linocut Printmaking: desiging, carving and printing Linoblocks. creating imagery through experimenting with negative and positive space
  • Collage elements – found material, magazines/newspapers or own drawings
  • Composition – creating balance with contrasting materials
  • Creating a stencil or Pattern that will repeat through out your stop-motion video.
  • Making frames or frame element for the stop motion
  • Taking photos of each frame
  • Editing 

Materials:

  • Included: The price includes all the essential materials.
  • Recommended to bring: paper or specific printmaking ink that you would like to work with. Collect your own additional objects to print from and surfaces to print on (options will be discussed during the first class).

About Your Instructor:

Alma Sinai was born (1989) and raised in Tehran. After receiving an associate degree in Cinema from University of Art in Tehran she moved to the USA in 2010. She pursued a BFA degree at RISD followed by an MFA at Parsons. In the past decade alongside being active as an interdisciplinary artist she has also been working as a teaching artist.

Sinai primarily works in printmaking, drawing, video and installation and she usually focuses on binaries such as absence & presence, indoor & outdoor, visible & invisible. Alongside the repetition is one of the common aspects throughout her projects. In the process of recurrence in the print-motifs, patterns and looped video narratives with no exit points, meanings get lost, added and distorted.

She has had solo and group exhibitions internationally in venues such as Dastan Gallery, 009821 Projects, International print center New York (IPCNY), Slaturhusid Culture Center, Site:Brooklyn, University of Edinburgh and Pratt institute. In the past years Sinai has attended residency fellowship programs including Vermont Studio Center and Lunga School in Iceland. She’s been based in Berlin since October 2021 after doing an artist residency program at GlogauAIR.

www.almasinai.com