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The Animation Workshop of the DAMS at the University of Padua

The DAMS Bachelor’s Degree course of the University of Padua offers every year to its students an Animation Workshop, with the support of the cultural association “Immagine per Immagine”.

The Workshop teaches the basic techniques of animation, through a theoretical and practical program. Lessons and tutorials focus on traditional animation and its related topics, such as the illusion of movement; storyboarding; layout and shooting; the animator’s tools; techniques based on drawings, claymation, pixillation, découpage, sand and white board markers. Each student can create a personal project.

 The participation in the Workshop grants 3 CFU; the 15 participants are pre-selected through a motivational interview.

 The course lasts three months, with 30 hours of lesson at the Association main office, 45 hours of homework and a final test. Participants will be provided with animation tools and materials.

 In 2014-15, the students created 9 animated intros for the Conference “Animation and Italy”.

 The course is taught by Prof. Raffaele Luponio, President of the Association; the referee for the DAMS course is Prof. Farah Polato.

Animation Workshop: an introduction

For teachers and students of any grade or area, educators and cinema aficionados

The workshop teaches the basic competences required to plan and create animated short films. It is open to anyone who is interested in the creative use of images or who wants to learn more about the traditional animation techniques. The course will take in account the different competences of the participants, who will be accordingly instructed both in theory and practice of animation. In particular, people interested in an educational focus will learn how to organize the production of a short animation with simple tolls and very basic artistic skills.


The Workshop combines lessons and tutorials, both theoretical and practical. The main topics are:

• how to create the illusion of movement;
• storyboarding;
• framing and shooting;
• the animator’s tools;
• practice with the following animation techniques: animated drawings, claymation, pixillation, découpage, sand animation, animation with white board markers, mixed techniques;
• the computer as a resourceful aid to animation;
• editing;
• sound post-production.


The Workshop takes place in Padua, Italy, at the Associazione “Immagine per Immagine”, via Col Moschin no. 1. It is usually scheduled from March to May, every year. It is articulated in 10 weekly lessons, every Thursday 20:30-23:30. Each participant will have an extra tutorial to plan his/her own project in detail. The maximum number of students is 12; with less than 8 students the Workshop is canceled.


Raffaele Luponio has been working with animation for more than 30 years. he created more than 80 animated short films and he received national and international awards. For more than 25 years he taught animation workshops for cultural associations and film festivals. He is President of the cultural association “Immagine per Immagine”; he is part of the steering committee of CIAS (Centro Italiano Audiovisivi Scolastici); he teaches an Animation Workshop for the DAMS bachelor’s degree course of the University of Padua.


For information, call +39 3408619730 ; +39 3331209653  5 pm – 8 pm CET or write to
The workshop fee is  € 190,00; it includes the use of animation tools and materials.  Course certificates available on request at the end of the workshop.

More information: Cultural association “Immagine per Immagine”