Teaching Animation

In addition to my freelance, I am teaching animation at Grant Middle School in Redding California .  With a tablet app, the kids use the principles of animation to create animations of their own.  Then using those new skills the students work to develop a short film together and function as a studio.  It is a great chance for the kids to learn teamwork, work on a schedule, storyboard,  learn how to tell a story and use creative problem solving.  It is really exciting to work with them!

"The Birthday Wish" film by Grant School Animation Lab Students w/ additional animation and compilation by Lindsay Heinzen

Teaching Drawing

I am also currently working to get my art teaching credential. I have taught summer drawing camps out of my house and for homeschool groups for the past five years.  It is a week long class where the kids focus on gesture drawing and principles of art to enhance the expression of their characters.  As an animation graduate, I love to emphasize original character design as well as give pointers for drawing comics.  I also love that it give the kids the chance to meet others that share their passion as well as develop confidence and skills as artists.  

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© 2020 by Lindsay Heinzen. 

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