Imagination Studio comes to St Mary’s Church, Whittlesey next weekend

'Beacon', Live event in St. Johns Church, Dec 2012, photo by Luke Payn

'Beacon', Live event in St. Johns Church, Dec 2012, photo by Luke Payn - Credit: Archant

Prepare to see a creative digital intervention by two artists – Jenny Johnson (Whittlesey) and Luke Payn (Peterborough) – when The Imagination Studio comes to St Mary’s Church next weekend.

Foxman, VJ Screenshot, photo by Luke Payn

Foxman, VJ Screenshot, photo by Luke Payn - Credit: Archant

Exploring the idea of ‘motion’ and working with lights, characters and movement, the studio arrives on Saturday May 7 from 10.30am until 4pm.

Jenny Johnson is a local graphic designer and illustrator, who runs regular arts and crafts workshops for the community in Whittlesey.

In April, Jenny applied for a Market Place development commission and successfully secured the funding to offer new type of workshop – animation.

Jenny is holding a workshop where “you will have a chance to try your hand at animation using iPads.

VJ Workshop, photo by Luke Payn

VJ Workshop, photo by Luke Payn - Credit: Archant

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“Working with Jenny you will explore different materials, try storyboarding; make a flip book; create, draw or sculpt your own characters and bring them to life using the iPads to produce your own animated short film.”

Luke Payn will work alongside Jenny to offer another experience of digital art to the local community.

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Luke is a freelance artist and facilitator with over 10 years experience working in the education sector and delivering workshops. He was a founding member of The Glass Onion Music and Arts Community Centre and the Grassroots Festivals.

He produces photographic artwork using a variety of digital and analogue equipment.

Luke is inviting everyone to join in his workshop ‘Make Your Mash-Up With Digital and Analogue Projections’. “Ever heard of VJ’ing? It’s a bit like a live DJ, but instead of mixing music they project a mash-up of pictures and videos,” said organisers.

“If you would like an opportunity to experiment with this equipment, including analogue light projections, then come along to the Imagination Studio and play with projectors, cameras and VJ equipment.”

Entry costs £1 and people are encouraged to drop in at any time through the day. The studio is open to all ages and anyone will be welcome to take part. Each activity lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Market Place is part of the Creative People and Places programme, initiated and funded by Arts Council England.

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