Terakki, which employed imagination and lines as a tool for education, took ground-breaking steps in Turkey by starting to offer Classical Animation Education by establishing a classical animation studio in 1998 and stop-motion animation studio in 2007.

Classical animation activities, which are a part of the education offered in kindergarten age 6 group continue to be elective co-curricular class for students in Grades 1-4 in primary school and Grade 5 in middle school. Students in Grade 3 receive stop motion animation classes and Visual Arts classes in turns and those students in Grade 4 who are willing, continue to take it as an elective co-curricular class.

Terakki students start at a very young age to work on many topics such as “children’s rights”, “environment”, “animal rights”, and “respecting differences” while producing their animations and they undertake each and every stage of these films from writing the scripts, to manufacturing puppets and dubbing.

Through the classical animation and stop motion animation education, Terakki students:

  • Perceive that the previous movement/motion has an impact on the next movement. They develop the skill of thinking about the movement or the drawing and designing it just like in a chess game one thinks about the next move.
  • See that colors, models, and shapes do not change although the movement changes and perceive its reason.
  • Grasp and learn that anything that is imagined can become real by sharing, empathizing, and supporting one another.
  • Learn how to write scripts and the importance of scripts in animations and can think analytically.
  • Recognize the relationship between close vs. far, big vs. small, and spatial relationship.
  • Develop skills related to thinking and creating three-dimensional settings and backgrounds as they observe, perceive, and make associations related to the environment.
  • Work with patience and diligence and learn how to turn individual work into team-work.
  • Acquire skills related to distinguishing the films they watch as good, nice, quality, and without quality, interpreting them in terms of their scripts and editing, and also develop their culture in general.

Our students have received many awards for the films they produced in the animation studios both in Turkey and abroad. Their films have also been screened in the International Children’s Film Festivals.

Our Grade 4 student Rüya Erşaylı from our Levent Campus designed a logo for our Classical Animation Studio in 2017. On this logo which is being used in our animations our student used the bird character she designed for our musical animation titled “Prensesin Şarkısı” (The Princess’ Song).