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with Amy Pirkle
Online Class

Flip Out! Learn to Animate

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Class Overview

You can start animating today, even if all you can draw are stick figures. In this kid-friendly class, flip book artist Amy Pirkle shows you how to create an animated flip book, step by step. All you need is a pencil, some note cards, and your imagination!


  • beginner
  • 6 episodes
  • 39m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to Animation

1. Introduction to Animation

Amy kicks things off by giving a brief introduction to the art of animation. You'll see how animating with flip books is a great way to start your artistic journey and bring your drawings to life.

2. Give It a Shot

2. Give It a Shot

Okay, enough introduction. Let’s make a flip book! Get started by tapping into what Amy calls your "imagination animation intuition." Then, grab a marker or pencil and some white notecards (a sticky note pad also works) and let your imagination run wild. Afterwards, Amy shows off some sample flip books (made here at Bluprint!) and goes over the tools of the trade.

3. Squash & Stretch

3. Squash & Stretch

Explore one of the most important animation techniques, the squash and stretch. It creates the illusion of flexibility, weight, speed and momentum. Apply your skills as your start your first flip book project: a classic bouncing ball.