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Animation Workshop with Joanna Quinn


29 Aug 2022


11:00 - 16:00


The Senedd, Cardiff Bay

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In partnership with the Senedd, Butetown Carnival and Cardiff Animation Festival

Join us at the Senedd on Monday 29 August for a guided workshop with award-winning animator, Joanna Quinn.

To celebrate the Butetown Carnival and our new exhibition, Affairs of the Art, Joanna is joining us for an action packed workshop where you can create your very own carnival walk cycle.

Joanna will open the session by talking you through the basic principles of a walk cycle and showing you some examples. You will then split into two groups to start animating your carnival procession!

Which group is for me?
• Beginner – suitable for all ages and abilities
Learn how to create an animation cycle using 8 drawings which you can trace and modify. Colour in your walk cycle, and if you’re feeling adventurous, learn how to turn your character into a creature and alter their appearance!

• Advanced – suitable for those with basic knowledge or previous experience of 2D animation
Learn how to create a crazy walk cycle including juggling, leaping, falling and getting up, cartwheels and much more. You will be encouraged to exaggerate your animation and be as imaginative as possible!

If you can’t make it for the full session a drop in area will be open from 13:30-16:00. Just pop in during this time to have a go and get creative!

All materials including tracing tablets, sketchpads and pencils will be provided on the day.

Participants are welcome to bring their own food or visit the Senedd café for lunch. The carnival will also have a range of food stalls available outside.

Book your space today through our Eventbrite page.

Joanna Quinn is a major figure in animation renowned for her unique drawing skills, characterisations and humour. Her films have been nominated for three Oscars and have won three Emmys and four BAFTAs.

Joanna’s animation company is based in Cardiff and was established in 1987 with Writer and Producer Les Mills. The company name, Beryl Productions, derives from their signature character Beryl, a Welsh factory worker who appears in 4 of their films.