Animation Workshop with Teresa Drilling - April 20

Libraries of Eastern Oregon is proud to present a 90 minute presentation with award winning animator Teresa Drilling on April 20th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hermiston Public Library. The presentation will go over the principals and history of Stop Motion Animation and the group will be making a short animation at the end of the event with Teresa. The cost is free and open to the public.

Teresa Drilling is an Emmy Award-winning stop motion animator / director who works in features, television, commercials, and short films. Trained as a graphic designer and painter, Teresa’s animation curiosity blossomed into a career that splits her time between coasts and continents. She’s contributed to animation books, been quoted in print from the London Times to Time Magazine, and her work has been displayed in the Smithsonian. She was nominated for an Annie Award for her Tumble Leaf series work, and animated on Chicken Run, Elf, Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Coraline, and Anomalisa. Personally invested in a culture of learning, she crafted curriculum and taught stop motion for Portland State University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the Art Institute of Portland, as well as presented workshops at institutions like Cal Arts and The Walt Disney Family Museum. Teresa has called Portland home for nearly 30 years, where she teaches stop motion studies and celebrates the rain.

Funding for this program is provided by the Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO) through an ArtPlace America grant. LEO is a nonprofit organization that serves libraries in its 15-county service area with programs, online services, and advocacy. Funding from the ArtPlace America grant aims to provide arts-based programming at libraries through various hands-on workshops, presentations, and art exhibits for patrons of all ages.