Squish and Squash: Experiments in Hand-Drawn Animation


Turn Your Art Into Cinema



Squish and Squash is a common phrase used in animation to explain the exaggeration of an animated object as it moves and reacts with its surroundings, like a falling squishing scoop of jello squashing on the ground. Squish and Squash will introduce you to early forms of animation before you begin your own experiments with hand-drawn animation techniques. The workshop includes training on how to get your hand-drawn creations into the computer and back out as an animated film. The finished group film project will be shown at the T Tauri Film Festival Finale Screening on Saturday, July 31, 2010.


The registration deadline is July 10, 2010.




For students entering grades 4-12

Maximum enrollment: 16

Instructor: Wes Obrigewitsch

Student Mentor: Angela Wagster

Student to instructor ratio: 8 to 1










Monday and Tuesday, July 26 and 27, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM



University of Arkansas Community College

2005 White Drive, Batesville, Arkansas



$75, includes all equipment and supplies, an official T Tauri Film Festival t-shirt, admission to the July 31 T Tauri Film Festival Finale Screening, and a DVD of the movie produced in the workshop. Students provide their own brown bag lunches and beverages.



1. Print and complete a Registration Form.

2. Print and have your parent or guardian complete a Risk and Consent Form.

3. Mail both forms, along with the $75 workshop fee, to:


    T Tauri Film Festival

    195 Peel Road

    Locust Grove, AR 72550


A registration confirmation will be mailed to the adult whose signature appears on the completed Risk and Consent Form.


Cancellations received on or before June 20, 2010 will qualify for a full refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after June 20, 2010.


Click here for a Squish and Squash Animation Workshop Registration Form

Click here for a Risk and Consent Form




Click here for a biography of Wes Obrigewitsch, workshop instructor










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