December 15, 2015


Animation workshops have become a staple at the Maryland International Kids FilmFest. This year’s instructor, local visual artist Kim Grinev, gets to the foundation of animated moving pictures with workshops on building early animated viewing devices. The process of creating moving pictures began way before movies as we know them today. Learn a bit about how film and our eyes work together to create this illusion. Make a simple zoetrope and picture strips to create your own moving pictures. The workshop is designed to open doorways to the animated arts and show each and every workshop attendee that animation is for everyone!

Workshop times are:
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm 
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (a good choice for younger attendees since the films playing at this time will be primarily for older kids)


Seating at the workshops is limited to 20 participants. There is no other fee beyond the normal festival ticket for the workshops. Signing up for the workshops as soon as possible after purchasing tickets to the event is strongly recommended, with the student’s name and age.

Photo of Artist Kim GrinevMore about the workshop teacher, Kim Grinev: 
I am an artist living in Frederick, MD. I grew up in Massachusetts and attended Boston University and  Massachusetts College of Art. During this time I had the opportunity to learn about a wide range of creative processes including painting, photography, jewelry and film making, just to name a few. I have continued to explore creatively and am always interested in learning new things.