Make your own stop motion animation for families

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Did you love Wallace and Gromit? Raa Raa the Lion or Morph? They are all made using stop motion animation! This course is a really fun opportunity to work together as a family ( maximum of two children per adult) and make your own. Suitable for the novice or those with some experience. Taught in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

Course content

You will design and make a character out of modelling clay. You will create a simple background set for your animation using objects or paper. Taking photos using the fantastic and easy to use animation cameras, you will be able to bring your character to life and watch as it dances across your set.

Support and feedback

The tutor will provide demonstrations, 1:1 feedback and support tailored to each individual.

Additional costs and requirements

You do not need to bring anything. But… if you want to include any small toys, props or objects in your animation then bring them along.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

arts, Elena believes passionately in nurturing the artist that dwells within us all. Having fun and enjoying the process is central to this core belief. She aims to maintain a supportive environment for all to enjoy the creative process at every level.

Elena has been teaching a wide range of Art, Craft, Textiles, Photography and environmental education for over 13 years. She has a degree in Visual Communication and specialised in Photography at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. This led to an interest in experimental techniques exploring the rich history of the medium including homemade and box cameras. Her professional work includes working with a professional commercial photographer and animation production in London. She is currently discovering cyanotype and anthotype processes using the natural world as an alternative to the darkroom.

Start date30 May 2019
End date30 May 2019
Start time14:00
End time16:30
Concessions not available