Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Meredith Holch

Meredith Holch is an animation artist, puppeteer, and crankie-picture-show maker specializing in socially relevant themes. Her work shows at venues ranging from the Museum of Modern Art, to the walls of endangered community gardens. She earned her MFA in Film/Video from Bard College. Meredith has over fifteen years experience teaching stop-motion animation and puppetry at elementary school through college levels. 

Workshops are easily incorporated into K-12 curriculum.  Animation and puppetry literally make subject matter come alive, which stimulates learning in any given course of study. Meredith’s workshops promote communication skills, collaboration, patience, and self-esteem. Students engage quickly with the hands-on approach.  Workshops culminate in short animated videos, performances, or giant puppet parades. Music and sounds play an integral role.

Stop-motion animation is an extremely simple technique of moving figures between exposures of the video camera.  Because the camera is off when the animator’s hand moves an object, the figures seem to move by themselves. 

Puppetry residencies result in multi-sized constructions, from hand puppets to life-size, to giant puppets suitable for parading. 

Meredith is touring her Crankie Picture Shows at Vermont Public Libraries this summer.

 

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Additional Links: 
Stop Motion Animation at Greensboro VT Elementary Afterschool
Arctic Sunrise was made in a summer arts camp with instructor, Meredith Holch
3 minute sample réel of handmade animation by Meredith Holch

I Have Worked With

  • Giant Puppet maker, maskmaker, prop-maker for NYC political outdoor circus that plays in parks in all boroughs of NYC.

  • Toured internationally as full-time resident puppeteer.

  • Teach stop motion animation and filmmaking to 8-15 year olds at Flynn Arts Camps in Burlington, VT

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Meredith
Job Title/Position: 
Animator/Puppeteer/Filmmaker
Mailing Address: 
40 East Church Street
East Hardwick, VT 05836
Physical Address: 
40 East Church Street
East Hardwick, VT 05836
Last Name: 
Holch
Phone: 
8024-472-5787/802-730-0977

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Media - Animation
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Video
Theater - Puppet
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
2000
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Broadcast Production
Community Arts
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
15
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Duke University, BA Public Policy and French
Bard College, MFA Film/Video
Awards: 
Goldstone Vermont Filmmakers Award
Vermont Arts Council Individual Creation Grant (x2)
Vermont Community Foundation Artist Grant (x3)
LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund Artist Grant
MacDowell Arts Colony Fellow (x2)
Millay Artist Colony Fellow
Jentel Artist Colony Fellow
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
none
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Media
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
MFA Film/Video, Bard College, NY
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500