It’s no surprise that an art teacher would employ stop-motion and claymation to teach art – it’s a creative solution for a creative subject.
The time has gone when students just used to tell ideas and their imagination through words, now with the help of claymation and stop-motion, they can bring them to life through a series of frames.
The claymation process helps students build essential thinking and communication skills and provides a fun and relevant way for students to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities.
Stop-motion animation is a hands-on activity that engages students, especially kinesthetic learners. Working with clay characters and models allows students to explore abstract concepts in a tangible way and animate them with the help of HD cameras and Animation software
Whether it is a story about a dinosaur or a response to a prompt, digital storytelling with stop-motion gives children hands-on opportunities to visually express their ideas and develop their technology skills.
Build Confidence: The feeling of success children feel when learning a new skill is priceless. An animation is an easy skill to master with a few basic instructions, and they can freely express themselves using their favorite toys, modeling clay, paper or even drawings. They can easily share their animations and creations with family and friends, giving them a sense of confidence, and pride and achievement in their work.
Learn Patience: Animation does take a little time to master, but it is quickly rewarding as their animations come together. Students who are not usually patient get so absorbed by and lost in what they are doing, that they don’t realise that they are learning and using these skills.
Problem Solving: When making animations, children may want to work out how to make a character stand on one leg, fly or kick a ball, there are no limits to their imaginations. When making animations, recreating the ideas in their heads can exercise their creative thinking and problem-solving skills as they work out how to bring their ideas to life.
So let’s empower kids which will help them to grow and share their stories with the creative medium of Claymation for expression of creativity & imagination.