27. August 2020 - 10:00 till 14:30
The Woodland WOOM Project, Danbury
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Two Day Animation Course for 7 - 11 year olds | Thursday, 27. August 2020

Tickets are: £60 Early-Bird or £90 Standard Ticket - this is a two day course.

Stop Motion Animation for 7 to 11 year olds, aims to teach children the Stop Motion technique of creating animated films. We use a software called 'Dragonframe', which was used to create films you may know such as 'Coraline' or 'Shawn the Sheep'. Stop Motion is where we capture many images to make things come to life, they may be characters you've designed or just everyday objects.

You'll learn from a professional animator and work in small teams 'bubbles' socially distanced.

Children's animations will then be uploaded online for the rest of their family and friends to watch!

Filmmaking is a great way to develop skills such as communication, storytelling, teamwork, creativity, computing, and problem-solving! The main thing is its so much fun and seeing your ideas on screen coming to life is amazing.

This course is suitable for complete beginners and children who have experience already in animation. It's another opportunity to build on their creative and technical skills while having fun!

Timings: The workshops run from 10 am till 2.30 pm each day, that's on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of August - we will welcome children from 9.30 am and pick up can be between 2.30 pm and 3 pm. To give you flexibility and allow a constant flow of parents. The workshop times are from10 am to 2.30 pm each day.

Toys, Lego and what we'll be animating: We encourage children to think of their own characters but if they have some lego or toys they want to see alive on screen, they are more than welcome to bring them. We have plenty of card, paper, and plasticine to use in the animation process!

Venue: Levetts Farm, Woodhill Common Road, Danbury, CM3 4AN

The Venue is a barn conversion set in the countryside. Only accessible by car. It offers a workspace that is outdoor with plenty of space for social distancing. It allows for full airflow as well as protecting us from the rain and other elements. It's ideal during COVID-19.

Lunch: Please pack your child a lunch and a drink.

Artimate's Mission: We want the animation and film courses we run to be accessible to all, so if you'd like a bursary place and your child receives free school meals please email us we give away at least two per workshop, sometimes more depending on the demand.

We welcome children with learning/physical disabilities but please let us know so we can adjust the workshop and get facilities in place to support your child.

Please note:

*Adults won't be able to take part in the workshop but one ***** per family can stay.

*A film of the animation will be published online after the workshop to share with friends and family.

* If your child suffers from any learning difficulty they are welcomed but please let us know so we can adapt as best possible. If you think that they will struggle with Teamwork, then this course may not be the most suitable.

* All staff are fully enhanced DBS checked

* Age Groups, we aim to keep age groups roughly in the same working groups but listen to the children's views when deciding which groups children work with.

* Full social distancing will be encouraged, as we are outside masks are not enforced but we welcome the personal choice of wearing masks or not.

* The space we are using can hold up to 30 children, but we are limited the numbers at the workshop to 15 as per government guidelines.

* Children will work in small groups and have separate spaces to learn.

*Email: email if you have any questions.