Bringing Life To Books and Books to Life   

The local library is a window to many worlds: The world of stories, the world of knowledge, the world of learning. The librarian opens this window every day so readers young and old may discover these worlds and breathe the fresh air of insights and ideas.

 
 

Hands-on animation offers librarians an instrument to engage everybody in these ideas. The approach is practical: Groups and individuals are invited and enabled to explore and interpret these worlds - past, present and future, real and imagined - in their own animations.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Practical Animation Activities in Local Libraries      

Animating Libraries is a pilot programme of professional development devised for a network of librarians in public and school libraries across East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, organised by the Tamer Institute for Community Education.

 

Tamer is committed to delivering training and assistance to the librarians. They are encouraged to use their experience and initiative to promote reading and foster curiosity and creativity among children, young adults, their parents and the general public.

 

The training programme is delivered by Gary Rosborough an Jan Caspers. It builds on six years experience of working with XY groups and schools throughout historical Palestine and twenty years of developing and refining animation teaching methodology.

 

Craft and Art

Animation draws on a wide range of craft and art techniques.

Craft and Art Animation draws on a wide range of craft and art techniques. Skills are developed step by step, as part of practical, productive activities, and constantly reinforced and refined. As a result, animators discover their expressive potential and develop create confidence that stops them being held back by perceived limitations.

Literacies

Animations creates audio-visual narratives. All elements - story lines,

Literacies Animations creates audio-visual narratives. All elements - story lines, characters, movement, sound - are crafted manually by the animators. As a result, they develop a deeper understanding of the underlying structures of narratives they encounter elsewhere, both in today’s media-rich world and in the literature and art of past eras.

Teamwork

Animation offers an intensive experience of shared achievement.

Teamwork Animation offers an intensive experience of shared achievement. Conception, preparation, revision, production and evaluation all benefit from collective input. As a result...

Technology

Animation utilizes digital technology to capture and process images.

Technology Animation utilizes digital technology to capture and process images. But everything that can be seen in an animation is crafted by the animators' own hands, in real time and space. As a result, they assert their artistic independence and learn to regard computers and cameras as a tool rather than a source of creation.
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