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Create your own stop- motion animated film

Want to make your own animated film but don’t know where to start?
We’ll show you how easily you can bring your characters to life.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS WORKSHOP

We’ll start by showing you top tips for inventing and modelling your character (so that it stands by itself and doesn’t fall apart!), with a step by step demonstration, using the same modelling clay as Aardman Animations. Then bring it to life in front of a camera, using stop motion animation. We’ve got loads of fun ideas and neat tricks to fool the camera into believing your character is really alive. If you’ve got more time to create and explore (at least one day workshop), we can make our own mini film sets, in pairs or groups. THIS WORKSHOP IS VERY ADAPTABLE and has limitless potential for customising to your themes. It’s especially good as an alternative Christmas or Halloween activity. For younger ages or shorter workshops, we can also just sculpt fun models to take home, without animating them (see price table below). Let us know what your themes are, and we’ll help you create them.

ANIMATE A FESTIVE MESSAGE to email to all your friends and family instead of sending paper cards – less paper, less postage, more fun – we even supply the fake snow! Check out the original animation (that weirdly stars a snake and decapitated head!) which was created at an after school club.
SEE ALL FESTIVE WORKSHOPS

FREAK YOUR FRIENDS OUT at Halloween by showing them your spooky animation – bring your own characters to life – make ghosts float in mid air and zombies disappear into graves.
SEE ALL SPOOKY WORKSHOPSSOME ANIMATION THEMES SO FAR: Doctor Who, dinosaurs, Minions, Frozen, jungle animals, Star Wars, outer space, Minecraft, emojis, sharks, underwater, rockets, Harry Potter, monster, a skate boarding goat…


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Your workshop options

1 hr model workshop

£ 45

plus £2.70 per model maker

Usually suitable for:

  • 6 yrs and over
  • Maximum number: 15
Book workshop now!

3 hr workshop

£ 118

plus £4.15 per animator

Usually suitable for:

  • 9 yrs and over
  • Maximum number: 10
Book workshop now!

4 hr workshop

£ 143

Plus £4.15 per animator

Usually suitable for:

  • 9 yrs and over
  • Maximum number: 12
  • Also suitable for larger/school groups with extra staff. Usually run with a short break
Book workshop now!

Day workshop

£ 175

Plus £4.15 per animator

Usually suitable for:

  • 10 yrs and over
  • Maximum number: 14
  • Also suitable for larger/school groups with extra staff (with access to extra laptop/devices). Approximately 6 hrs with a break
Book workshop now!

THIS ANIMATION WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

  • All materials & equipment needed to produce a short animation (models only in 1 hr workshop)
  • Workshop set up and clear down time (usually 45 mins before and 45 mins after)
  • All the films edited and emailed to you after the workshop, to watch at home or school
  • Plus a link to download a free trial of the animation software used in the workshop, to try out more animating at home (Schools – pupils will be shown how to do this on site.)
  • Tuition and guidance by a creative designer who has researched, practised and delivered this workshop many times
  • An animation/film playlist of music to inspire the making and party to!
  • Party bags for everyone to carefully take away their models to use again at home
  • Personalised invitations for you to send to your guests
  • If your workshop venue is within 15 miles of our base in Bradford on Avon, our travel/mileage costs are included.  For further afield, just add 40p per extra mile

Got a quick question? Talk to us!