At our Animation Clubs we use a range of techniques to create short films that the children take home with them on a DVD.
For each activity the children are given a theme to work to; they then work in pairs or small groups to create a storyline and, if doing stop frame animation, they create a backdrop to film in front of. The backdrop is usually drawn and painted, but the children can use the wide range of art materials that we have for the art classes.
We use stop frame animation, Pixilation, paper and flip animation and plasticene modelling to create the pieces of animation.
At the holiday clubs the animation class activities are divided into two age groups: 4-8yr. olds which usually runs on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9-14 yr. olds which usually runs on Tuesdays and Fridays.
See below for some of the brilliant animations that the children have made at our holiday and after-school animation clubs.