No, animated films are not just for kids. Most are packed with mature nuances and themes. In this one-session course, we will unpack some of those deeper meanings, relish in the layered beauty, and discuss this history and methods of this astonishing artform.
Class will be about an hour of lecture slides and video viewing, with 30 minutes discussion afterward.
*Though I am a huge fan of classic Disney works, and Walt has always been an inspiration to me, I have decided to stray away from Disney for this course and shine light on fantastic films that may get less time in the sun.
I really enjoyed this, as I learned a lot about the early history of animation and lesser known works from around the world. Alexis's teaching style was engaging and kept my attention. She covered a lot of really good ground in just an hour!
An excellent course! It is an absolutely fascinating look into the diverse beauty of animated films all across the world. I learned so much - the course really packs a punch in just one hour - and am excited to explore these amazing films and their animated studios/artists even further! Alexis Johnson is a great instructor who inspires curiosity and child-like wonder. I would highly recommend this course to not only expand your perspective, but to witness the astounding imagination and creativity of visionaries!
I really enjoyed this course and was introduced to new artists whose work I'm eager to explore.