What’s the Rub? Gallery Show and Screening Party

Olympia StampsGallery at Northern: Olympia All Ages Project

414 1/2 Legion Way

Downtown Olympia

Open Daily during regular coffee cart hours ~ Bar Francis hours

For the entire month of July, witness a motley assortment of:

  • handmade, camera-free movie film loops (and related graphalia)
  • homages and maps to Olympia’s historic “Marker Trees”
  • The Hard Rubber Washi Company (of Ol, Washi-ton)
  • and More! – some available for purchase even!

Sunday, July 14th from 6-8 pm

  • come early to meet Devon’s Mom!
  • movies shall be shown for anybody who’s there when it gets dark
  • there may be songs sung and words read aloud
  • Washi Shall Be Sold
  • surely some kinds of refreshments, please join us

Performance / Show / Party:
Wednesday, July 24th at 7 pm

Presenting a spectacle of student and faculty work in dazzling handmade motion graphics

A grand celebration marking the last day of The Fine Art of Handmade Animated Film, an historic intensive five-week immersion adventure in direct animation taught by Ruth Hayes and Devon Damonte at the mighty Evergreen State College this summer

Strange Creatures: Contemporary Independent Animation from Seattle

Seattle Experimental Animation Team Presents:

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 – at the Northwest Film Forum

The Pacific Northwest has more than its share of curious creatures.

Strange Creatures Poster

This series of animated films, curated by Tess Martin, showcases the relationship between humans and the natural world in the wet and wild city of Seattle. Whales, owls, bumblebees, frogs, cats, dogs and the hairy forest-dwelling giant known as Bigfoot inhabit these flights of fancy created by award-winning members of the Seattle Experimental Animation Team, themselves a rare breed: truly independent creators who push the boundaries of animation.

Visiting Artist, Jodie Mack @ Northern All Ages



Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7:00pmSun Beam

 Jodie Mack is an independent moving-image practitioner, curator, and historian-in-training who received her MFA in film, video, and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and currently teaches animation at Dartmouth College. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Mack’s 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues including the Anthology Film Archives, Images Festival, Los Angeles Filmforum, Onion City Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.

Summer Class: The Fine Art of Handmade Animated Film

Direct Animation Film StripLooking for a fun hands-on class this summer?

In direct animation, a century-old camera-less form, artists use painting, scratching and myriad techniques not recommended by manufacturers to animate on motion picture film. It is an analog art that offers experiential escape from increasingly digital visual cultures. In this intensive hands-on class students will practice numerous methods of direct animation, have opportunities to invent their own techniques and create lots of footage in a short time, while studying genre masters like Len Lye, Norman McLaren, and Barbel Neubauer. For final presentations students will explore analog and digital methods for presenting their work in a grand, celebratory projection performance extravaganza.

Click here for the official catalog listing.

Alumni Animation

Want to see what alumni are doing with their Evergreen experience?

Checkout the work of Marina, animation & science graduate, and previous animation lab aide now based out of Brooklyn New York.  Marina studied animation with faculty Ruth Hayes learning 2D animation techniques paired with After Effects.

If you want to see more, visit our Student & Alumni page.

Spring 2013 Consulting Hours

Weekly Open Consulting Hours:Trevor's White Board Drawing

Have a technical issue, need some assistance with your project? The Animation Consultant is available in the Multimedia Lab during this time to answer your questions regarding animation production and the use of our facilities. If you cannot make the regular consulting times please contact us via email.

Email Animation Staff

Ariana, the MML Intern, is also regularly available during work hours Monday – Friday for consultation.


Mondays ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm (MAGGIE)

Tuesdays ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm (TREVOR)

Thursdays ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm (TREVOR)