Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society + TAIS Workshop

Parkdale Then and Now: Bringing Our Past To Life With Collage Animation
September 21st (12:30pm – 3:30pm)
Toronto Public Library, Parkdale Branch

Join The Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society for two exciting days of youth workshops with artists Evan DeRushie and Lynn Dana Wilton!

In a co­-presentation with the Toronto Animated Image Society, the Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society (The Parkdale Film & Video Showcase) presents two amazing workshop days with Evan DeRushie and Lynn Dana Wilton. These workshops will be jam packed full of fun with stop motion animation. Each student wi have a an animation by the end and see their own neighbourhood come to life!

Animation Workshops Sept 21 Oct 5

How it works: We will start with a basic lesson on animation ­ how it works, the tools we use, and watch some examples too! Students will then create their own cut­out characters and decide what stories they wan to tell about their neighbourhood. Finally, we’ll put our new skills to use, animating our characters under th camera. At the end of the workshop, we’ll put all of our stories together into a short film, and watch it on th big screen!




Basement Auditorium, Toronto Public Library, Parkdale Branch


11-­15 years*


September 21st, 2013, 12:30pm – 3:30pm ­

Reservations for Parkdale youth to participate in these animation workshops are on a first come, first serve basis. Please reserve your spot by signing up at the Parkdale Branch or by e­mail: info@parkdaleshowcase. subject line: Animation Workshops.

For further details and permission forms for parents/guardians, please pick up a sheet at the Parkdale Branch of the Toronto Public Library, front desk.

All inquiries should be forwarded to Executive Director, Carolyn Tripp at In partnership with the Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Animated Image Society.

The Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Public Library.

Printable permission form available here – permission form text – please return to or the Toronto Public Library, Parkdale Branch