Have you ever wanted to bring your art to life? Johnny Villarreal and the Edge of Imagination Station are here to help! With over ten years’ experience teaching in the community, Johnny has shown users of all ages, abilities, and skill levels how to create animated sequences and short stories. His workshops cover the basics of stop motion animation and topics such as storyboarding, character development, shot selection, audio recording, and post-production. All of Johnny’s stop motion animation workshops incorporate some mix of chalk, paper, clay, and miscellaneous objects. Available programs include a drop-in activity where participants learn the basics of stop motion animation and create their own animated sequences, a guided storytelling workshop where participants learn how to organize and narrate a short story, stop motion (plus) workshops where participants will learn about stop motion and incorporate additional processes and materials such as watercolor, cardboard sculpture, or special effects/post-production, promotional video production where teens in your community work together to create a promotional video for your organization, and creative content development workshop where you work with Johnny to plan and develop original creative content for your organization. Photo by Sweetleaf Photography.

Additional information


Visual & Film

Contact name

Johnny Villarreal

Contact address

PO Box 152965 Austin TX 78715

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Public performance

$750 – $3000

School performance

$500 – $2500

Workshop fees

$750 – $3000

Travel per diem lodging

$150 – $1000




Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Medium, Smaller, Very Large

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