Workshops

I design and deliver animation and video worshops and collaborative projects for children and adults, artists, community groups and creative organisations. In addition to this independent practice, I am a long term member of the Public Programs team at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, where I have developed, produced and delivered a very wide range of events and workshops. I am a Teaching Associate in Monash University's Art, Design and Artchitecture School (MADA) and was previously a sessional lecturer at RMIT University for 4 years, in the School of Media and Communication.

Some examples:

Vikings and Dragons Day at ACMI

I produced this large-scale event in conjunction with the DreamWorks Animation exhibition. Free drop-in activities for families ran throughout the museum for a day, including animation, video, performance and craft activities and a large-scale collaborative dragon mural filmed from above via time-lapse.


Alphamation! 

An animated alphabet created across 2 half-day workshop sessions with Kate Matthews and Isobel Knowles for City of Casey.

Again from Kate Matthews on Vimeo.

Time Machine! Animation

A stop animation and lip-syncing workshop with Kate Matthews, Isobel Knowles and Dell Stewart, for Library at the Docks' 'MakerSpace'.


Time Machine from Kate Matthews on Vimeo.



A 4-day animation workshop series by Kate Matthews and Dell Stewart at Artplay. Each day's workshop outcomes were collected into a series of 4 films that were screened on the Fed Square.

What Animal are you? (THURSDAY) from Dell Stewart on Vimeo


City of Casey Winter Arts Festival 

Drop-in craft workshop for kids from pre-school to primary, with Dell Stewart. Using recycled materials to make flags, hanging decorations and jewellery.


 


It's more... 


A young film created by young people at the Venny with Christie Stott and I, as part of a partnership between the Venny and Chamber Made Opera. (Read more about it here and here). Developed, scripted, shot and edited across 5 weekly after-school sessions. 




Yirrkala Artists in Schools Project

A 2 month artist in school residency at Yirrkala School in Northeast Arnhem Land. Focusing on stop motion animation to animate a local children's song in Yolngu language, as well as various experimental pieces focused on movement and transformation. You can read more about that project here.




What Animal Are You? from Kate Matthews on Vimeo.

Wooranna Park Primary School Artists in Schools Project 

An artist in schools residency across several months, focused on multi-age learning of varied animation and video techniques, with a theme of how the childrens' sense of smell connects them with the world around them, their memories and their cultures. This film screened at the Melbourne International Animation Festival in 2008. Some excerpts:



International Noses from Kate Matthews on Vimeo.


Smells and Memory from Kate Matthews on Vimeo.

She Can Create 

Dell Stewart and I hosted one of a series of creative workshops for teenage girls living in the Flemington Housing Estate for the 'She Can Create' project. Our workshop focused on cut paper collage and stop motion animation. The girls created a projection artwork, 'Galaxy of Love,' to be exhibited at the University of Melbourne. (It's silent). 




Workshops in Progress:
Some in-progress snaps across a range of workshops from my independent practice -