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Mini (Low-Tech) Movies! Presented by Kelley Meister

  • Penn Lake Library 8800 Penn Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55431 United States (map)
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Join Teaching Artist Kelley Meister at Penn Lake Library and create your own movie! Travel back in time to learn and create some of the very first versions of film that date back to the cave paintings, such as the ones in Lascaux. These drawings of repeated animals, slightly varied, appear to move when a candle or fire flickers light across them. This trick of movement is similar to how movies were invented. And before the first films, in the mid-19th century, there were many parlor games that utilized that same trick to see movement.

Make zoetropes, thaumatropes, and/or phenokistoscopes with Kelley in this workshop that explores the origin of movies. Take home a mini low-tech movie to share with friends and family!