Drawing week


In this workshop we’ll dissect the sleight of hand – and hard work – behind the magic that is animation.

William Kentridge’s studio

You will be able to book tickets from 9:30am on Wednesday 29 January.


Lecturer: Sarah Eddowes

Location: NAS Digilab, Building 11

Calling all animation fans/wannabe animators!

Learn about the mystical but totally practical “12 Principles of Animation” devised by the old masters at Disney, and put them into practice using a mix of traditional and digital methods.

We’ll do a range of exercises that will give you a taste of the many and varied approaches to animation. We will look at both digital and hands on techniques such as paper collage, stop motion and charcoal erasure.

Some exercises will be done using Adobe After Effects and Animate. We’ll go over the basics together, but if you want to enhance your understanding, you can look at some tutorials online. Below are a few to get you started.

Here are a couple of links:

Quick and Easy Animate Tutorial (previously “Flash”)

Learn After Effects in 20 Minutes

Keep in mind, we won’t be touching 3D animation, so please don’t think this workshop will get you a job at Pixar. It may help with Studio Ghibli, though…

It’s time to breathe life into your drawings and take them to the next level!

Here are a few links to pieces of animation in case you need inspiration:

Joan ross

Joan Ross, BBQ this Sunday

Sleepin bettey

Everything Will Be OK 


Deborah Kelly, Beastliness

sleeping betty

Sleeping Betty


Richard Lewer, The Sound of your own breathing.

Or for some other early playfulness with moving images, see Georges Méliès’s 1902 film, A Trip to the Moon


Lecturer: Sarah Eddowes

Sarah’s practice uses elements of both painting and animation. The work explores the visualisation of time in the form of accumulation, repetition and incremental change. Sarah uses materials such as silicone and wax which are both mutable and capable of retaining a form and preserving a moment.

Sarah finished an MFA by research at the National Art School in 2017 and now works from her studio in Western Sydney.Eddowes.CircleGrid

Circle Grid (2018)


Trotters (2016)


Beat (2018)

Before you come to class:

Please download the free app “Stopmotion studio” on your phone. We will have a bunch of ipads available, but using your own phone gives you a bit of freedom and flexibility.

Bring to class:

Drawing tools of choice. (charcoal, textas, pencils, pens, coloured pencils).