DIY: Jeff Scher Shares A Step-By-Step Guide To Making A Homemade Pegbar
Animating on paper may not be the most en vogue approach nowadays, but some teachers feel that it’s the perfect way to introduce students to the art form and help them understand the possibilities of the medium.
One of those teachers is New York University’s Jeff Scher, an Emmy Award-winning painter and filmmaker whose works are in the collections of the Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art.
Since all of NYU’s classes are remote this semester, his students don’t have easy access to the school’s supplies, especially specialized objects like pegbars, so Scher put together a short guide to creating a homemade pegbar, which he’s given us permission to share below. (Of course, this to make a standard three-hole punch pegbar, not a pegbar using traditional Acme pegs, but considering how difficult it is to find affordable Acme-punched paper, there’s really no other option at this point.)
Check out the tutorial below — and if you make one, share it in the comments — but before doing that, watch one of Scher’s own recent projects made on paper, a music video for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Teach Your Children.”
How to Make a Homemade Pegbar
Materials: You will need a hole puncher, a wooden dowel, wood glue, a pencil sharpener, small saw, and a 9″x12″ piece of cardboard.