drawing and animation

as artists and designers we constantly observe, question and reflect our sourrounding. our work displays the essence of our thoughts. we use drawing as language to communicate in a very personal way. sometimes a thought is manifested in a single drawing, sometimes a thought needs several moments, pages or even minutes. the media animation enables us to transfer drawings into a timebased context and to create artificial objects and stages. speech, sound and music add further narrative levels.

students learn to understand the potential of timebased animation in being introduced to tranditional and computer generated animation. they explore new forms of dialogue between analogue and digital technologies and discuss the integration of animation in the two and three-dimensional staging.

kathi kæppel started teaching animation in 2007. among her references are the burg giebichenstein university of art and design halle, the kunsthochschule kassel, and the universität der künste berlin. from 2014 – 2018 kathi kæppel has been teaching as visiting professor at the kunsthochschule berlin-weißensee.