Animation Basics

Studio Squared

Animation Basics Studio Squared | Events Calendar
Trenton Doyle Hancock, Mom Said to Share, 1998, Ink, acrylic, and graphite on paper 15 × 11 in. Courtesy the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Hales Gallery, London Photo: Paul Hester


The Studio Museum in Harlem | 144 West 125th Street

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comic culture, Skin and Bones Comic Con is a weekend-long festival of happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the dynamic contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture.

Studio Squared is a series of informal art-making workshops aimed at making a wide range of studio practices accessible to adult audiences. Each workshop focuses on a particular theme and creative process inspired by our exhibitions, and explores methods of creative production through an experiential approach. This two-part session invites workshop participants to experiment with techniques and methods that are foundational to Trenton Doyle Hancock’s practice through hands-on tutorials.

Led by television animation producer, director and illustrator LeSean Thomas, this workshop will illuminate the building blocks of animation and highlight beginner’s techniques for character design! Thomas will begin the workshop with a presentation of his own work, including his recent contributions to Black Dynamite: The Animated Series, The Legend of Korra and The Boondocks. He will then open the floor to explore with our participants the basics of anatomy, lighting, and other techniques that bring characters to life!

Thanks to the generous support of Target, Museum admission and public programs are free and open to the public on Sunday, June 21. Click here to RSVP for Studio Squared: Animation Basics. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.