By: Chris Lenton – Head of Art, Framlingham College Prep School
Pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 joined Mr Lenton and visiting local artist Jayne Stansfeld for an iCan Create morning introducing them to the intricacies of animation.
Pupils soon mastered the basics of the ‘Stop Motion Studio’ app and, using iPads, were able to create fascinating short films displaying a variety of materials and techniques. Jayne lived up to her business name, ‘Magpie and Me’, by bringing in a huge collection of beads, jewellery, sequins, letterforms, images and ideas for us to use in the films.
Jayne and I were very impressed by the breadth of content in the little films, some of which had an ecological theme while others simply delighted in the humour of the absurd.