My friend, Xin Li, is a Brisbane-based animator who is currently artist-in-residence at Ashfield’s Thirning Villa. He’s in Sydney for three months thanks to the fantastic Ashfield Council Artist in Residence Program.
If you’re not familiar with Xin’s work, here’s an interview he did with Ozanimate about his paint-on-glass technique:
For the rest of May, Xin is running free animation workshops at the villa on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 3 pm. If you’re interested in registering for a workshop, get in touch with Xin on 9798 7959 or contact Anthia at Ashfield Council on 9716 1866. You don’t have to be an artist to attend.
You might also be interested in coming along to Xin’s public exhibition, which will be launched at Thirning Villa on 18 June from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition will showcase the work he’s been doing during his residency. Here’s a sneak peek.
Below are some photos from Sunday’s workshop, where Xin taught us how to animate the flight of a bird using oil paints on a lightbox connected to a laptop. To mimic the bird’s natural movement, we had to think carefully about how each part of the wing rises and falls during flight.