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21 May 2014 - 21 Sep 2014

Animation Project by Dora Martínková at The National Gallery

Czech animator Dora Martínková's has dedicated much of her time in England to teach children about the long process of animation. Since 2007 she has worked with children from Malorees Junior School, (London Brent) to create an animated film ‘Mutiny in the Aquarium’ which has been a great success and will be shown in this year's Take One Picture display at the National Gallery in the Annenberg Court from Wednesday 21 May-Sunday 21 September 2014.

Czech artist and animator Dora Martínková founded Media Club at Malorees Junior School in September 2007.
Since she began teaching animation to children, films they have created have been shown at public screenings at The Lexi Cinema and some of them have won awards, The film ‘Lost in London Town’ (2010) has been chosen for display at The Museum of London. 

By creating short animated films the children in the Media club acquire computer skills and learn to edit simple audio and operate basic animation software.  At the same time they also learn the new art techniques they need to create characters and scenery and develop their narrative skills.

The most important part of Dora’s projects is that the children work as part of a team. The cooperation of all children in the club is like a massive mosaic. They learn how to create characters, scenery and other elements. Together these produce the final, collaborative animated film.

The animation creation project endeavours to harmonise entertainment with developing children’s skills and at the same time to discover their personal creative potential. The long term project is now on show at the National Gallery in the Annenberg Court from Wednesday 21 May-Sunday 21 September 2014.



The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN


From: 21 May 2014
To: 21 Sep 2014


The National Gallery; Media Club

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