The Motion in the 'Mation

AFF's Saturday free claymation workshop for kids

The Motion in the 'Mation

In an age where digital effects are largely the domain of computers, there's something wonderfully tactile about clay animation. Kids can find out for themselves at a hands-on free workshop being held tomorrow (Saturday) morning.

From limber, green Gumby (d.o.b. 1953) and Saturday Night Live's ever-squashed Mr. Bill to lovable Brits Wallace and Gromit and the unlikely pen pals of 2009's lovely Aussie dramedy Mary and Max, claymation's never gone out of style, and the Austin Film Festival and Read to Lead want to make sure a younger generation keeps the tradition alive.

The free, kid-friendly workshop takes place Saturday, Aug. 6, 11am to 1pm, a the HEB at 5800 Slaughter Lane. Instructors from AFF's Summer Film Camp will screen films from past claymation classes and help kids create their own claymation masterpieces. Find out more about AFF's Summer Film Camp here.

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