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Manchester 'Design City Weekender' Hosts Stop Motion Workshop For Young Animators

We may be called Animation For Adults but that doesn't mean that we don't get behind anything that encourages the next generation of animators. Anything that encourages kids to get in touch with their creative sides is alright with us! We've got wind of an exciting sounding event for youngsters happening in the UK this weekend.

If you've got kids or young relatives interested in animation, and live in the Manchester area, then you might want to check out an event happening as part of the Design City Weekender. The workshops will feature multiple sessions on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. Run by The Animation Nation and based around the CBBC series Scream Street, it will give kids aged 8-16  the chance to create models and their own stop-motion animation.

It takes place at Upper Campfield Market Hall, and tickets are £10 to cover costs and materials.

Stop-frame ‘Scream Street’ workshops from Animation Nation (8-16 year olds) 
Saturday 11am, 2pm, 4pm and Sunday 11am, 2pm - £10 
Get animated with this stop-motion animation workshop, model your own monster using plasticine, and in groups of 4 bring them to life using the magic of animation! The workshop is based on the fast-paced comedy-horror extravaganza Scream Street, which returns to CBBC this October.
The hilarious gross out stop-motion comedy, follows the adventures of Luke Watson, a regular teenager apart from the werewolf gene! It is voiced by Tyger Drew-Honey, who plays Luke, with John Thomson, Debra Stephenson, Claire Skinner, Rasmus Hardiker, Tala Gouveia, and Jim Howick playing the residents of the extremely spooky Scream Street.

Each one-hour session will allow 24 participants to work in 6 groups of 4, who after watching some animated clips for inspiration, will get to model some monsters for Scream Street and then animate them to create their very own stop-motion 10-second films.
All equipment and materials are provided including Apple Macbook Laptops, cameras, lights, tripods, backgrounds, modelling clay and istopmotion software. The animations produced will be uploaded to the Animation Nation YouTube channel. This is a not for profit festival and ticket price covers the cost of the workshop.

Sessions can be booked here.