Synfig Studio is free and opensource animation software, available for Windows, Linux and OSX. It is very powerful, but yet quite complex. In this course you will learn how to use it for creating animation in specific technique, which is called "cutout". The cutout technique is known as an easiest way to start learning animation. At the same time it remains very expressive and attractive. So, this course equally fit to those who just starting to learn animation, as well as for established artists who would like to master this technique with the free and opensource software. The course consists of 10 lectures, which will guide you from the very basics of application interface to the advanced techniques of creating cutout character animation. The sample files are also included, so it is possible to repeat all exercises demonstrated during the course. Also, all the lectures in the course are available for downloading and watching offline.