One workshop session intended for elementary school pupils, especially from the first to the fourth grade. This children-friendly and simple workshop will introduce pupils to the nature of the optical principles, which form the basis for the perception of moving images – i.e. filmmaking. The Basics of Film Animation will explain the function of classical animation, show various optical inventions from the 19th century and figure out what puzzled the pioneers of cinema in its early days.


The workshop is two hours long; the lecturers will first introduce the principle of one of the four optical inventions / toys: thaumatropephenakistoscopezoetrope and a flipbook. The children will have the opportunity to try out these simple toys – and also learn how to create them under the guidance of our lecturers.

Following the consultations with the lecturers, we will gladly recommend a suitable topic of the workshop with regard to the age and experience of the class concerned.


 * level: beginners (suitable for 6-9 years old)

 * lecture duration: 120 minutes (optimally 150 minutes)

 * the structure of the lecture: workshop 

 * We also offer the cycle Animation Filmmaking.

 * Please note: The lecturers are only available on Thursdays and Fridays.



The workshop is organised
in cooperation with Kino Art.






Kateřina Hikadová works as an illustrator, graphic designer and workshop lecturer. She is currently completing her degree at the graphic design studio 2 at the Faculty of Fine Arts. Arts education and the creation of arts for kids has been her long-term focus.






Elena Vondráčková is a graduate at the Pedagogical Faculty of Masaryk University where she is currently completing her second major. As part of her studies, she is focusing on literature for children and film and visual arts education, which also inspires her lectures and work with children.


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