For all fans of 'Jurassic Park' and the extraordinary creatures created by the grandfather of stop motion animation, Ray Harryhausen. There will be lots of terrific activities, puppets, and props in 2D and 3D animation to create awe-inspiring films set in ancient jungles. The activities include erupting volcanoes and a host of fearsome creatures. You will then add sound effects and music to your films to make them truly dino-mite!


Location: Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

Mini Beasts of the Jungle

Explore the jungle and create wild animations of creepy crawlies and wondrous plants. With captivating activities, puppets, and props you will learn techniques in 2D and 3D animation. You will then add sound effects and music to your films to bring them to life!


Location: Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE


I'm pleased to announce that StopMoGo has found a home at 'Edinburgh Palette'. The building doesn't look much from the outside, but there's a different story on the inside - it's a fantastic hive of creativity!

On foot
The main pedestrian entrance is accessible from London Road, via a footbridge with two sets of steps. You'll spot St Margaret's House with the big 'ART' sign on its side!

By car

The entrance to the parking area is via Restalrig Road South. Take a left before the bridge into the car park of the Registers of Scotland building, then follow the railway line to the back of the brown brick building behind theirs. Access to the building is available via a big blue door at our basement entrance. Some limited parking spaces are available to visitors and residents. Please note that you may only park in the spaces directly underneath St Margaret's House. Free on-street parking is available within a close proximity. If you are dropping off (or collecting) you could briefly park at the nearby Meadowbank Sports Centre.

Public transport
St Margaret's House has several frequent bus services which connect it with the city centre, Waverley train station, the bus station and other parts of the city. For more detailed info on buses, visit Edinburgh Palette's website here.

Kind words about my workshops:

  • Hi Emma,
    Elliot has learned lots of new skills and will definitely be attending another of your workshops. We loved watching the fruits of his labour on the supplied DVD and have also learned more about Stop Animation than we knew before. You clearly love what you do and are very talented and professional. The workshop was packed with ideas, props and tools to make every minute of the two days fun and interesting. We will definitely be back and thank you once again for all your hard work and enthusiasm.
    Best wishes, Jo

  • Dear Emma,
    Thank you so much for all your efforts in helping to make Saturday a really 'family friendly' day at the Museum; with two great but contrasting activities going on at the same time there were plenty of opportunities for children (and adults!) to be entertained and learn something too! I was really impressed by all the preparation you had done and the careful thought you'd put into how the children would participate. That, along with all the props, colour and spectacle, and surreal juxtaposition with the collection made it all rather extraordinary! You obviously have a wonderful manner with the children too.
    Christopher Parkin, Education Officer, Museum of History of Science Oxford

  • Dear Emma,
    I really can't thank you enough for today, that was a wonderful party, thoroughly enjoyed by the all the girls. It was lovely see them create something so brilliant in just a couple of hours. There was lots of chat about it after you'd left and 'best party ever!' comments. I agree! Thanks again so much for all your hard work.

  • Hi Emma,
    I have just seen that you have moved! Edinburgh is such a great city - I can understand moving there. However, I am very sad for us. Gregor and Fiona really enjoyed your workshops. Best of luck in Scotland!