The Animators Studio

This was our third Big Draw event at The Museum In The Park one year on from The Dream of the Plant Collector. This time our studio was the domain of an inventor who is captivated by movement and the moving image. We referenced early Victorian attempts at animation and the room contained many examples of the inventor’s own experiments fashioned from household objects: coat-hangers, a cake-stand, a lampshade, clock mechanisms and a rotary washing line. Participants could play with many different ways of making drawings move and drawing with movement and also assist in the construction of a large rotary drawing machine. The event took place over one weekend in October 2017.