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OTD 010-S20-2 | Animated GIFS Ages 14-17

OTD 010-S20-2 | Animated GIFS Ages 14-17


Maximum Enrollment: 0 LBS

Course Description

rockclimbingblob.gifIf you’ve ever been on the internet it’s likely that you’ve seen a GIF or two. Whether they go viral on social media or help you show emotion in a text message, these looping animations have become an integral part of internet culture and the way that we express ourselves online.

In recent years GIFs have even found their way into museums and art galleries, bringing about the debate as to whether they could be considered an artistic medium.

In this course students will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create their own short animated GIFs. Students will develop a toolbox of skills including video/image editing and hand drawn digital animation in order to express artistic ideas through moving images. As a class we will explore the history and cultural significance of the GIF to gain an understanding of its role in the worlds of contemporary art and design.


Video conferences (subject to change):

July 13 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm EST 

July 15 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm EST

July 17 @ 3:00 - 5:00 pm EST (Final Showing of Work)


Tuition: $75
CEUs: n/a



Dylan Fruh is a multimedia artist educator specializing in video art and printmaking. In his personal artistic practice Dylan combines digital and analog processes to create videos and animations using printed materials. Dylan is a recent graduate from Maine College of Art with an MAT in art education, and also holds a BA in Studio Art from Vassar College. Dylan has designed and facilitated workshops through a number of Portland area schools and arts organizations including SPACE Gallery, LearningWorks, and the Portland Museum of Art. When he is not teaching or making art you can find Dylan teaching climbing at Salt Pump Climbing Co. in Scarborough, ME.                   



  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Video camera (Smartphone camera works fine)
  • Video conferencing capabilities
  • Drawing tablet (optional)

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