What happens in this class?

Working with simple materials and your smartphone, Leo will guide you through the process of erasure animation in charcoal. Drawing, capturing, erasing and re-drawing, you will make a series of ephemeral frames to produce your own moving image.

The week will start with an introduction to inspiring charcoal animations, as well as process and technical set up. You will then jump straight into experimental mark making before capturing a time-lapse charcoal drawing as the first shot of your final piece. Each day, you create another shot exploring mood, character or action. At the end of the week, you…

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Things to remember

How to find us: Minerva Workshop is 4 minutes walk from Kentish Town Tube Station. We are located at street level on Bartholomew Road, and the doors have our name written on them. Please give us a knock and we'll open up for you.
For the Class: Please bring…

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Latest Reviews
5(6 reviews)
GilliaGillian Daniell - November 24th
LeaI learnt so much about Animation both giving me the opportunity to learn how to use the app and technical skill to feto gain confidence in developing the medium. Le LLeLeo was a superb lecturer and communicator. The venue was very good . well equipped and location is convenient. A bit cold but it was one of the coldest days of the year so far! All in all it was an inspiring workshop and given me incentive to develop this medium in the future.
ILONA SUSCHITZKY - November 25th
Yesterday at the Minerva Workshop was one of the best days I’ve had in a long while. I took a class in Charcoal drawing Animation taught be the very excellent Leo Crane. Leo is a remarkable teacher and a wonderful facilitator. In no time at all he expelled all my misgivings about my own ability and immediately he had us working in an atmosphere of real excitement and joy. He made the subject which I was honestly quite daunted by, feel so organic and natural to each one of us. It was amazing to experience. In the short space of one day, he had enabled each of us to produce at least five short animations. It was really exciting to see and I strongly recommend Leo’s classes to everyone. I will definitely be returning! Minerva Workshop is a great place. Light airy and with a wonderfully warm atmosphere thanks to Lottie who runs the place with gracious generosity of spirit. She even gave us all a super lunch. I would go back there anytime. I strongly recommend them to everyone!!
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Booking Options

There are no upcoming dates for this class. Let the teacher know about your interest and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

Age Requirement

14All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Class Location
Minerva Workshop
Kentish Town
Unit 2, Dove Centre
109 Bartholomew Road
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