In addition to my freelance, I have taught 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, they came up with their scenes, I storyboarded, then they animated with my help, learning how to tell a story and use creative problem solving. It was really exciting to work with them!
"The Birthday Wish" film by Grant School Animation Lab Students w/ additional animation and compilation by Lindsay Heinzen