All About Jenny Wang
Jenny Wang is an artist and animator based in Guilin, China and the CEO of Crane Animation, the company she founded and led to spectacular success in under 3 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Animation from RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. Gemini Fables, the animated children’s series she created, screens on over 1000 TV channels across Asia, including China’s CCTV network. Her creative brainchild has won over 60 awards, including at international level. Jenny teaches how to create characters and control simple stop motion techniques with cool visuals, engaging humour and infectious joy.
Gemini Fables, the animated children’s series she created and developed, screens on over 1000 TV channels across Asia, including China’s enormous CCTV network. The series has won over 60 awards, including at international level, and support from the government of China because its positive social messages access traditional Chinese culture and wisdom from Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism.
Jenny loves to inspire creativity and share simple, exciting tips with young artists and animators. Using PowerPoint-style visual aids, engaging humour and infectious joy, she teaches students how to create characters and master easy stop motion techniques so they can design and build their own delightful animated stories.
Jenny’s School Visits
1. Creating Cartoon Characters 101
Using PowerPoint-style visual aids to explain the secrets experts use, along with doses of engaging humour and infectious joy, Jenny teaches students how to create their own cartoon characters (including but not limited to Manga-style) that can feature in original comics or become the stars of brand new animated stories.
Sessions can be adapted to suit the length of a school’s standard lesson time.
Materials needed by students: Blank drawing paper and pencils.
2. Stop Motion Magic Made Easy
With PowerPoint-style visual aids to help students easily grasp the essential methods, inspiring positivity and engaging warmth, Jenny demonstrates how simple it is for young aspiring animators to create their own original stop motion animated movie. Sessions adaptable to the length of a school’s standard lesson time.
Materials needed by students: iPad, mobile phone or digital camera (to create take home pics if students don’t have an iPad or mobile phone to use), and the students choice of their favourite puppet, toy, character, soft-toy, collectable figure, etc.
Note: if schools want the same group taking workshop 1 and 2 consecutively, then Jenny can guide students through creating their own character in workshop 1 using white cardboard, coloured pencils and scissors, which can then be animated in workshop 2.
To Make a Booking
To make an enquiry about Jenny Wang, or any of the other authors, poets & illustrators listed on this website, please phone Trevor Wilson on +44 (0) 1535 656015, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org