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The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public research university in the U.S. state of Connecticut. UConn was founded in 1881 and is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college & member of the Space Grant Consortium. The university serves more than 30,000 students on its six campuses, including more than 8,000 graduate students in multiple programs.

Stop-Motion Animation Workshops

Stop-Motion Workshop with Tracy Becker

Learn how to make your very own stop-motion movie at home! Recommended for ages 5+.

Materials needed: phone or tablet; objects for stop motion (This can be anything! Toys, clay, paper, or any type of puppet will all work); optional additional materials: cardboard, a tripod, lamps or flashlights, or any other decorations you might want to use; recommended apps: Stop Motion Studio Free Version: or StikBot Studio 2.0:

Originally streamed on Facebook on 4/24/20.

Colorful Coffee Filter Dancers Workshop with Elise Vanase

Make a basic stop-motion figure out of coffee filters and pipe cleaners! Recommended for ages 5+.

Materials needed: pipe cleaners, scissors, coffee filters, elastic bands, tray/plate for coloring, markers, water, a stop-motion app (such as Stop Motion Studio, it has a free, basic version or paid plans)

Originally streamed on Facebook on 5/27/20.