I'm teaching a stop motion animation class at Hawthorne High School for the next few weeks. The class is made possible by The Light Factory and Charlotte City Center Partners. The finished movies will premiere at First Night, Charlotte's annual uptown New Year's eve celebration.
The students are using their drawing talents to create characters and sets with the theme of 'My Life in Charlotte'. One movie follows two students as they board a bus for the trip home after school. The characters are drawn on paper and the movies use a combination of paper-cut-out animation and collage animation.
Photos of the class, taken by Charles Thomas of The Light Factory.