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Stop-Motion Paper Animation

Lesson Plan

Description

In this lesson, students will learn the art of stop-motion animation. Drawing and painting materials will be used along with a technology application, a.k.a. an app, to create a stop-motion animated video.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will work individually or collaboratively to develop storyboard ideas.

Students will use drawing and painting media to create a background and animated characters.

Students will learn how to use a stop-motion animation app.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion about stop-motion animation.
  • Guide students in working individually or collaboratively on animation ideas.
  • Become familiar with the app tools and processes before teaching to students.
  • Demonstrate how to use the tools within the application chosen.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

5 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Paint (optional)
  • Scrapbook paper (optional)
  • Technological device such as a tablet or a computer
  • Stop-motion animation app (example used here: Stop Motion)
  • Search for alternative animation apps for your device
  • Shelving to hold device in place above artwork

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Plan Story & Create Characters

Plan animation, individually or collaboratively, by creating a storyboard. Create background and characters using selected paper and drawing/painting media.

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Instructional Materials

Graphic Organizer

Storyboard Brainstorming

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Tips for Using Apps to Manipulate Artwork

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
Create a Unit
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Reflection

Artmaking Process Reflection

Assessment
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
Create a Unit
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