Workshops are an important part of the Festival's mission to make media a participatory rather than a passive experience. Facets Film School workshops and seminars make film educational as well as entertaining and offer new opportunities for children and youth to grow as active viewers of media, fostering a lifelong appreciation of film as art.
Workshop space is limited and registration must be done in advance. Workshop fees are non-refundable. To register, either click the workshop's Ticketweb logo below or contact us by phone at 773-281-9075 ext. 3011 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facets (1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago)
$65 members, $75 non-members
Aardman, the British animation studio that brought us stop-motion treasures like Wallace and Gromit, are back with a claymation adventure on the high seas. Join us for a special screening of The Making of The Pirates! Band of Misfits. This will be followed by a workshop for 20-25 children on the basic platforms of stop-motion animation. Using clay to recreate the film’s characters and storyboards to sketch out scenes, children will have these “works in progress” to take home as inspiration for their own creations.
Join us as we welcome Loyd Price, Supervising Animator from Aardman Studios, who will lead a post-screening Q&A and reveal a secret treasure: animation tips from the stop-motion innovators!
Saturday, October 27, 1 - 3 p.m. (Ages 11-14)
Sunday, October 28, 12 - 2 p.m. (Ages 5-8)
Illinois Institute of Art (180 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
$25 members, $30 non-members
Learn the fundamentals of computer animation. This workshop for 15-20 children introduces the basics of computer flip-book animation. Join artist and animator George Berlin for this fun-filled, hands-on animation workshop for the beginner. Using Flip Boom Classic software, children as young as five can draw and color characters, then bring them to life through the use of traditional animation processes. Not a good artist? Not a problem! Even if your tyke is only drawing stick figures, they can still put their creativity in motion.
How do you turn an idea into a film, and how do you get your film made and seen? Join Susan and Katherine Procopio, the teenage twins behind Piece of Cake, a new live-action short film that’s sure to be a favorite at this year’s Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. The award-winning team will offer insights and tips on the production process for beginners and seasoned kid filmmakers and share their works-in-progress with their peers.
Please note: This workshop, originally scheduled for Friday, November 2, has been moved to Saturday, November 3 from 9:30am-11am.
In this introductory workshop for 25 children, participants will learn creative storytelling by using Lookingglass Theatre Company’s core values of invention, transformation, and collaboration. While we develop our “actor’s tools,” we’ll explore how to create and perform an original story. Teaching artists from the education and community programs at this Tony-award winning company will be leading this dynamic workshop. Hosted by the Theater and Performance Studies/TLC Department of the University of Chicago.
Saturdays, November 10, November 17 and December 1, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (three sessions) (Ages 10-17)Facets (1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago)