Animation Station

Visual Art / Science: Physical World / Technology
Y 5 - 8, 90 mins+

How did old school animation work? What makes Len Lye’s films still cool today? Analyse the types of movement in Len Lye’s art through body moves. Figure out the tricks of his movies then create handmade abstract animations that ziggle. BYO your class video camera, phone or ipad to record students’ animations.

See: Kineticism: Len Lye and the Howard Wise Gallery, Shelling out and Len Lye: Storm exhibitions 

BYO your class video camera, phone or iPad to record students’ animations.

At school:
Google Slide: Len Lye Style Flip Book

Click below to view Len Lye films online:
A Colour Box
The Birth of a Robot
Free Radicals

Films supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Please respect the integrity of Len Lye’s artwork by not copying his films.

Download this Len Lye Animation Resource 

A compilation DVD entitled Colour Box: 19 Films by Len Lye is available from the Govett-Brewster Shop.