Texas Tech University

Animation as Art Workshop Series

Cameraless Animation

Workshop by Steven Woloshen

1 – 4 PM
April 5, 2024

12 – 3 PM
April 6, 2024


Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79415
Free event
Open to the public (10+ years)
Free parking

World renowned artist Steven Woloshen will introduce participants to the process of making films without a camera, a technique also known as “Cameraless Animation.”

Participants will have the opportunity to use diverse types of materials to draw, scratch and paint over strips of film. The final animation, compiling all the film strips and synchronized with jazz music, will be exhibited at the entrance of the Museum of Texas Tech. All materials will be provided.

Steven Woloshen
Working in cameraless animation since 1982, Steven Woloshen creates handmade abstract films and time-based installations using scratches and lacerations on film stock. As in jazz, improvisation and chance are important aspects of his work. Woloshen has been a lecturer, juror, technician, animator, craftsman, and has conducted workshops on camaraless animation all over the world. He is Specialist of Archival Material at the National Film Board, Montreal, Canada, a world leading institution in film archival and conservation practices. He has authored the practical guidebook on camaraless film-making Scratch, Crackle & Pop (2015).
What: 3 hours of Cameraless Animation Workshop with artist Steven Woloshen
Where: Museum of Texas Tech University. New Assemble Room.
When: 2 opportunities
April 5, 2024 @ 1 – 4 PM
April 6, 2024 @ 12 – 3 PM
This workshop is open to everyone, and it is FREE of charge. It is a family activity, but due to the type of materials and equipment used, we recommend participant 10 years and up.
REGISTRATION. Each workshop has a limited capacity of 25 participants. Reservation is required. Once spaces are filled, a waiting list will be formed. If you decided that you cannot attend, please let us know to update the wait list and fill available spaces.

HOW TO REGISTER: Please send a reservation request by emailing Dr. Ortega at francisco.ortega@ttu.edu by April 4, 2024. Please include “register me for cameraless workshop” in the subject line.
Your full name (main contact of registration)
Number of additional attendees (provide full name of additional attendees)
Indicate preferred day: Friday 4th or Saturday 5th of April
Confirm preferred email address
Confirmation: Your confirmation of attendance will be sent to the preferred email account and will include directions for finding the location.
A certificate of completion will be presented at the end of the workshop to those who attend.

Support for this activity comes from the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, the School of Art at TTU; and the Ryla T. & John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, administered through the TTU School of Art.

For questions about this event, please contact:
Dr. Francisco Ortega