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Screening + Artist Talk – click here for more info & to register!


Instructor: Honami Yano

Date: April 21st

Time: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Location: Online (Discord Server) + a limited number of in-person spots at the TAIS studio, 1411 Dufferin St

Cost: FREE

Beginner and/or Intermediate animators

Register HERE


Workshop Description:

Honami Yano will discuss and demonstrate their creative & technical processes, and guide participants through two frames of animation.

Watch this Making Of “A Bite of Bone” video to see Honami Yano’s dotting on paper technique in action!

Required Materials:

  • Pens, colouring pencils
  • Tissues
  • Any art materials you like
  • Light box and paper
  • Peg bar (optional)
  • Camera or scanner (to take pictures of drawings)


About the Artist:

Honami Yano was born in 1991 on a small island in Japan. During her college years she went on an exchange program to the Rhode Island School of Design, which led her to discover independent animation.
At the Graduate School of Film and Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, she studied under Kōji Yamamura and created her graduation project, Chromosome Sweetheart(2017), which received a nomination at Frameline Film Festival and many other film festivals. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant for three years and also made her first film after graduation. Produced and supervised by Kōji Yamamura, it was the first work for his studio and gallery Au Praxinoscope. The film, A Bite of Bone won the grand prize for short animation at the 45th edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
Yano currently works for Nagoya University as a Designated Assistant Professor. She served on the selection committee for the Hiroshima Animation Seasons 2022.
Watch an interview with Honami Yano!


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