Animation workshops

Animate your Lego or bring Plasticine characters to life.
Develop imagination and creativity, while learning a range of animation skills and techniques.

Cobbett Hub & Library Southampton UK animation workshops venue

NEWS: Animation sessions at Cobbett Hub & Library, Southampton running until 22nd September 2018

We aim to create a fun and informal opportunity for adults and children to experiment with stop-motion and other animation methods. Your animations will be uploaded here and on YouTube, for friends and family to enjoy.

Make your own Plasticine characters for claymation in the style of Aardman’s Morph and Wallace & Gromit; create stop-motion animation using Lego, Playmobil, ActionMan or Barbie; cut paper animation, drawn frame by frame or animated on computer with Flash/Animate CC, Stykz/Pivot, Anime Studio/Moho; CGI with Poser, Daz 3D or Blender3D; make simple animations with flipbooks, zoetropes and praxinoscopes.

animation set up including an HD camera on a tripod
A typical My-Animation set up including an HD camera on a tripod, laptop, lights and backdrop. We usually provide 3 such animation stations but can do more.

Enquire now for sessions in Southampton – or we can come to your school, college, community centre, business or home in Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Sussex, Surrey & Wiltshire. Experienced with assisting a wide range of ages and abilities, including people on the autistic spectrum, with cerebral palsy, with Parkinson’s Disease and wheel-chair users. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay or go, Jed has an enhanced DBS and twenty years’ teaching experience. Bring drinks, snacks and any Lego or other toys that you want to bring to life. We have a small selection of Lego and plasticine, and a range of backgrounds.

You can read a (kind!) review of a session here

We are also interested in commercial animation projects and adverts.

Text or call Jed on 07970 821877 to discuss or book.


A short stop-motion animation by Jamie Gibbs

Imps BluTack animation