Do you like Wallace & Gromit, Morph, and Pingu?

You'll love StopMoGo's workshops! Not only do you get to create your own films and develop skills, there are lots of fun activities and a huge range of marvellous handmade puppets, props, and toys.

These are practical courses for 7-15 year olds led by model maker, animator and teacher Emma Dougherty. I am PVG-checked, and have five years experience as a Primary Teacher.


Ice Cream Character

You know it's summer when you hear the ice cream van! At this workshop you'll be creating your own ice cream character (it could be a lolly or an ice cream!). Emma will show you advanced model making methods and you'll be using a range of materials. Then you'll use the lip syncing technique to make your character speak. As well as a DVD of your film, you'll take home your model - what a sweet treat!

Location: St Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Rd, Oxford OX2 6TN

Olympics Special

Commemorate the Games by making awe-inspiring stop motion animation films! With a huge array of puppets, props and other resources, you will develop strengths in 2D, 3D & pixilation. Then create a soundtrack with access to a huge library of sound effects and music. On your marks, get set.....ANIMATE! You'll take home a DVD and be awarded a special StopMoGo gold medal!

Location: St Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Rd, Oxford OX2 6TN

Location: St Margaret's Institute , 30 Polstead Rd, Oxford OX2 6TN


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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.

  • 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!