Hand Drawn Animation So Simple a 6 Year Old Can Do It!

April Merl, Film/Video

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5 Videos (11m)
    • Introduction

    • Making an animation from a circle

    • Recording your frames

    • Making an animation using lined paper

    • Final thoughts and class project


About This Class

Create a simple animation by drawing on paper and recording with Stop Motion Studio. Anyone who wants to give hand drawn animation a try will appreciate this simple and fun approach. This is also a great activity for parents, teachers and other care takers to do with kids to help them tell stories through simple animation.

7 of 7 students recommendSee All

A super fun little introduction to creating hand drawn animations using your mobile phone! The lessons are short but the inspiration is vast! Very much recommended.
Robin Slee

Let your inner artist out!

This class is awesome! I always wanted to do animation, but always thought I would die with its difficulty! With this, I can quickly start with something easy for my videos!
Kevin Jonguitud

Smart Weirdo





April Merl



Hello! I’m April. I’ve been working in film and television in NYC for over 20 years and am bringing my experience in video-making and story-telling to Skillshare. My classes are for anyone interested in creating fun projects while exploring their creativity - no fancy equipment, just the joy of making.

Ideas you’ll find in my classes: Use what you got. Just get straight to it. Creativity is everywhere. Find the story in the everyday.

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