04) Animation: Cut & Create (Adobe Illustrator & imotion)

Students develop their skills in Adobe Illustrator and imotion via a fun, quirky, and creative process. The class will first create
diverse paper cut silhouettes, then translate them into digital vector shapes, and finally animate them using the imotion app.
Students’ own unique perspectives are encouraged!

Class Outline

Topics to guide the schedule:

1. Cut, Collect, and Scan Shapes -

Translate shapes into digital vector shapes in Adobe Illustrator

2. Animate the Vector Form with imotion -

Create a second stop-motion animation

3. Repeat the process, starting with cut shapes -

 Students are free to try another variation of their choosing!

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class


On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Wed, 30 Oct, 2019
Wed, 20 Nov, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
VCUarts Qatar
QR 800


Charlene Kasdorf

MEd, BFA, Dipl. Graphic Design

Charlene is an advocate for visual literacy and builds creative confidence in children and adults. She is an observer, thinker, maker, and sharer. Her formal labels include that of Visual Artist, Illustrator, and Art Educator. 

Charlene was born and raised in central Canada to a family who works with paper. She has lived in Qatar for 7 years and increasingly sees commonalities between these two homes of polar opposite climates…and understands each a unique perspective because of the other. 

She is grateful for the collaborative and supportive relationships she has experienced with museums, schools, authors, and institutions, some of which include the MIA, QM Family Programmes, VCU-Q Community Classes, U.K. publishers, and Maktaba Children’s Library. Charlene contributes and gains perspective in her work from The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and The Association of Illustrators.