Your DIY Animation Film

Kids workshop

An online tutorial by Franciska-Maria Holocher-Ertl and Julia Moschen, students at the Institute for Education in the Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

The corona crisis is still affecting our everyday lives. Together with you, we want to make the best out of the situation and find positive, artistic aspects in these exceptional circumstances. Today, we are going to have a look at the work of Dan Perjovschi – he is a Romanian artist and editor. His drawings deal with the political and social events of our times. In this video you can learn more about him.

Dan also reflected upon the current situation and created the following images.

Your task is now to make your own short animated video and to think about the omnipresent topic of the coronavirus. Get inspiration from Dan’s images or the animations we made and then create your own video.

With simple lines, you can draw a situation, maybe with figures and objects, which you can then animate with one of the programs listed below. Here are some questions to help you get started: How has my everyday life changed in the past weeks? What did I find good or bad about the situation? How do I feel at the moment? How do I like school at home?

You can choose from one of these three animation programs:

1. FlipaClip
With the app FlipaClip you can create digital drawings on your mobile phone or tablet, animate them, and also add sounds.
Download: In the App Store

2. Stopmotion
If you prefer to draw with your own hands, download the app Stopmotion onto your mobile phone. If you are in the mood, you can build your own animation recording box to support your mobile phone. Look here to find out how this works.
Download: In the App Store

3. FlipAnim
Or you can choose FlipAnim, a kind of online flip-book, which you can use on your laptop/computer.
Download at, set up an account, and you are ready to go.

Please send your animation to

… or post it on Instagram #ofbread #kunsthallewien #ClosedButActive #AtMuseumsAnywhere #digitalmuseum #workshop #wienxtra #kinderaktive #spaceforkids #AkademieGehtInDieSchule

… or post it in our Facebook group /KunsthalleWienKinderworkshop

The workshop Your DIY Animation Film by Franciska-Maria Holocher-Ertl and Julia Moschen was developed in the framework of the art and cultural education course Die Ausstellung als Lernort, a cooperation between Akademie geht in die Schule, the Institute for Education in the Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and Kunsthalle Wien.