Event Details

Illusion of Life
Saturday 20th May 2017This event has passed.

Join us for our animation drop-in sessions for the whole family as we create ‘old school’ animated sequences inspired by the magnificent Edinburgh Alphabet exhibition. From our 2D hand-drawn sequences we will create a flipbook and construct a 19th century-inspired optical viewing device called a ‘Praxinoscope’ to give our drawings the ‘illusion of life’. (Please note: modern technology will be used sparingly!).

Adult supervision required, suitable for ages 8 and over.

Please book in advance by contacting the City Art Centre reception on 0131 529 3993.

Show times

1.30pm - 4pm

Advance booking required


Enjoy a visit to the City Art Centre, a main Edinburgh art gallery with one of the best collections of Scottish art. We show interesting exhibitions from our own collections and from all over the world. Come and see favourites from the our Nationally Significant Collection of Scottish art; new work from local or international artists or exhibitions from other countries. Exhibitions of historic and modern photography, contemporary art and design, architecture and the built environment are staged in a rolling programme. An escalator and lift help you move around six floors, and you can be refreshed by sampling the menus in the café, or buy art books, cards, handbags and jewellery from our ground floor shop.

City Art Centre
2 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DE



Organised by City of Edinburgh Council

Entry prices

free, but donations are welcomed



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