Animation Workshop
Histories +How-Tos (November 2016)

Taught by Arturo Martinini

Saturday, November 12th || 10:00 am-4:00 pm
SE Uplift || 3534 SE Main St.
$59 || Space is limited

Make your own animations, view historically important clips and learn about the past, present + future of animation, all in one fun day.

Ever wondered how your favorite cartoons were made? Ever wanted to do it yourself? Learn about the history and principles of animation in this interactive workshop with pro artist and animator Arturo Martinini. You'll go home with your own original animations and a list of recommended viewings.

This is a great fit for teachers who would like to integrate simple animations into course material, students considering animation as a career path, and of course those of us who are just fascinated by animation and want to know more about the process and tricks of the trade. 

Morning Session || Animation: A brief history with demos

  • What are the origins of animation?
  • Viewing and analysis of some of the first animations in history: "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" (1906 - J.Stuart Blackton), "Phantasmagorie" (1908 - Emile Cohl), "Little Nemo" (1911 - Winsor McCay)
  • History of American animation
  • Create your own animation with 2 pieces of paper + a pencil
  • The Russian and Czech traditions in animation

Afternoon Session || Animation Techniques + The Future of Animation

  • Interactive demonstration of stop-motion animation
  • Create you own "walk cycle" animation
  • Where is animation now + where is it going?


Arturo Martinini is a multidisciplinary artist. He has worked on multimedia productions and performance arts for 14 years, between Europe and the United States. He's currently involved with Portland Community Media creating animations and with local sound design studio Sleepy Volcano experimenting with virtual reality video techniques.