20.05. Basics of Film Animation

Time: 9.00 am – 11.00 am 

This children-friendly and simple workshop will introduce elementary school pupils to the nature of the optical principles, which form the basis for the perception of moving images. The basics of animation will illustrate the process of filmmaking as a whole. We will look at various optical inventions from the 19th century and show what the pioneers of cinema unsuccessfully tried to figure out.


In the course of two hours, the lecturers will first introduce the principle of one of the four optical inventions: thaumatrope, phenakistoscope, zoetrope and flipbook). Pupils will then have the chance to look at these “toys” and try them out. Finally, they build similar toys themselves with the assistance of our lecturers.


Kateřina Hikadová works as an illustrator, graphic designer and workshop lecturer. Her domain is fine arts education and artistic work for children.

Elena Vondráčková is a pedagogue focusing on literature for children and film and visual arts education, which inspires her work with children.

Any remaining vacancies will be available to general public. We are looking forward to your visit!


children: CZK 25

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