Stop Motion Animation Workshops

Do you love Wallace & Gromit, Morph and Pingu?
At these unique workshops you get to create your own films, develop skills and realise your creative ideas through fun activities and marvellous puppets and props, whilst using the latest software and equipment.

These are practical courses led by model maker, animator and teacher Emma Dougherty.

Animate PAPER, PLASTICINE, PEOPLE and more!


SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Summer Special - book 3 or more dates in July for the same child (or sibling) for just £40 each day. Use the code SUMMERSPECIAL16 when booking.



A Day at the Beach I

4th July 2016, 10am-3pm

This workshop packs the best bits of the Great British seaside into a day of stop motion animation fun! Learn new skills with fantastic activities, puppets, and props in 2D & 3D. You'll also add sound effects and music from a huge selection before taking it all home on a marvellous DVD.

Workshop cost £48 - For ages 7+

Location: Broughton St Mary's, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 6NE
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A Day at the Beach II

5th July 2016, 10am-3pm

Enjoy spending a day developing your skills in stop motion animation. The many activities (different to the previous day) will include water sports, Mr Whippys …and much more! By adding sounds you'll have a super DVD of films to take home!

Workshop cost £48 - For ages 7+

Location: Broughton St Mary's, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 6NE
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SuperHeroes

11th July 2016, 10am-3pm

Get ready to animate the mightiest super heroes and villains! Embark on an awesome adventure to pick up techniques in 2D and 3D to create extraordinary films! Discover the marvels of adding sound effects and music, and take home an incredible DVD of your epic animations!

Workshop cost £48 - For ages 7+

Location: Broughton St Mary's, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 6NE
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Video Games

12th July 2016, 10am-3pm

Retro and modern games will inspire this workshop - PacMan, Pokémon, Minecraft, Mario… You'll use several different methods in 2D and 3D stop motion animation. Reach new levels when you add sound effects and music to your films before taking them home on a DVD. GAME ON!

Workshop cost £48 - For ages 7+

Location: Broughton St Mary's, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 6NE
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Olympics I

18th July 2016, 10am-3pm

Make gold-medal-winning stop motion animation films! A huge array of puppets, props and other resources in 2D & 3D await you. You'll then have access to a large library of sound effects and music, before putting your animations on DVD. On your marks, get set.....ANIMATE!

Workshop cost £48 - For ages 7+

Location: Broughton St Mary's, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 6NE
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Olympics II

19th July 2016, 10am-3pm

Have fun animating Olympic heroes and recreating sporting events. With different activities to the preceding day you'll discover skills to make stop motion animation films that could break a world record of awesomeness! The DVD you take home will be a fantastic celebration of the games.

Workshop cost £48 - For ages 7+

Location: Broughton St Mary's, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 6NE
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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.
    Jenny

  • 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!
    Suzanne