Animated GIFs for Fun, Illustration, and Art


In the early wild-west days of the Internet, animated GIFs promised the world to web explorers in the form of flashy-yet-soon-to-be-gaudy under-construction signs. Shunted aside as more refined web design arose, animated GIFs have experienced a resurgence in recent years, and are now accepted as a true Art Form, with annual competitions and juried art shows held around the world.

Participate in a hands-on workshop exploring the potential of the animated GIF, as both a professional tool for illustration and an art form for expression. Learn how to make and optimize GIFs, and explore the finer points of focus, timing, and envisioning so that you can develop your skills as a GIF Artiste. Who knows, you may even acquire a chronic case of GIF-EYE-tis, in which images presents themselves daily as an opportunity for interpretation as an animated GIF …

This workshop will occur as part of the annual conference of the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario ( at the annual conference, held this year November 4th, 5th, 6th in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Details in Lanyrd. You will need to select this workshop as part of your Wednesday registration.  Register here.