Communication Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
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After completing a Master of Design degree that focused on Traditional Special Effects Animation, she was awarded a Research Residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2003, where her research was concerned with Animation for Theatre. Since then, Sharon has taught traditional animation at DJCAD, whilst also working on such feature films as Sylvain Chomet’s ‘The Illusionist’.
Her research was documented in Paul Well’s Animation Basics Series ‘Scriptwriting for Animation’, the chapter detailing Sharon’s work looked at the challenges of adapting animation workflows to producing animated backdrops for a stage production that actors would interact with. Case studies for this piece included animated sequences she created for theatrical productions in collaboration with Dundee Rep Theatre.
In teaching, Sharon primarily works in Animation, teaching life drawing and animation principles. She is the Module Leader and Advisor of Studies for Level 4 Animation, overseeing the production of group animated films, and guiding students in their chosen specialist skills within the Animation pipeline. She teaches across all General Foundation in Art and Design modules and is also an Advisor of Studies for the GFAD students. In addition to this, her summer months are spent teaching on the MSc Animation & VFX course.
Sharon’s scholarship research and practice centres around the transferral of skills from observational drawing to imaginative drawing through movement and visualisation techniques, as well as storytelling drawing for animation. She is currently developing her own short animated film.