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Printshop Social: Animation / Thaumatrope

  • Blackbird Letterpress 1607 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA, 70802 United States (map)

Our monthly shop letterpress social! On the 2nd Friday of the month, join us for refreshments and a fun crafty project lead by someone from our shop. Great event for couples, friends, colleagues, or solo.

This month, join Kathryn to learn the create a Thaumatrope. The classic Victorian Thaumatrope was one of the first methods of animation. It is an optical toy where two sides of a paper circle are printed. Strings are added to the sides and then twisted between your fingers merging both images into one as it spins (an optical illusion created by the persistence of vision). We will letterpress print both sides of a heavyweight paper circle with different images in the class to create your own unique spinner.

This class is $15 and includes all materials and refreshments. Registration and prepayment is required. Sign up online here!.