Kiev, Ukraine


Photographer: Sergiy Kadulin

Year of Submission: 2016 (Educators Edition) 

Olena Golubeva teaches computer animation as a tool to show children how to think creatively and learn the basics of numeracy. Through Red Dog, her animation studio in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, she shows children aged from seven to sixteen how to come up with story ideas, create scenarios, make model animals from plasticine, paint and draw figures and scenery, and then put everything together into an animated video. Along the way, her students learn project planning, software development, photography and video production.