Layers Upon Layers – Animated Collages (MA4326.01)

Sue Rees

The class will include a mixture of creating assemblages in a variety of means and materials. Objects will be cut out with scissors or the laser cutter, animated with pins or digital pins in software (After Effects), layers will be used to create depth in three dimensions, a multiplane or using the Z axis. Movement will be animated using software or an animation track and recorded via Dragonframe.

We will be looking at Martha Colburn, Quirino Cristiani, Hiraki Sawa, Terry Gilliam, Janie Geiser, John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, in particular as well as others.

Background in animation, drawing, collage is necessary.


Learning Outcomes:
• Experience taking a narrative and giving it physical form and movement
• Experimenting with different ways to achieve a sequence of events
• Exhibit their work in an end-of-the-term exhibition/screening.
• Learning a mixture of digital and analogue methods
• Seeing how the juxtaposition of scale/narratives/forms can shift perspectives



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Please contact srees@bennington.edu with a statement of interest as well as relevant experience by 10 days before registration starts for 4000 level classes.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
Th 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Drama , Film and Video , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Media Arts
Tags: