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Sand Animation workshop
18th November 2017


Sand Animation workshop -   The Boy who loved the Sea and Other Stories

Saturday November 18th - 1pm – 4pm

Age 8+ (older 7 year olds accepted)

£5 per child

To book your place, call  01424 728 377 during gallery opening hours. 


We’re delighted to welcome back Press Play Films to Jerwood Gallery for our first ever sand animation workshop, entirely appropriate for our beach location!

Inspired by Paula Rego's The Boy who loved the Sea and Other Stories exhibition, children will work in pairs using sand and lightboxes to produce sand animations, using the shifting moods of the sea and it’s characters as inspiration, as well as Paula’s incredible imagination. This incredible art form is organic and immediate. You can watch an example here. All materials and equipment provided,

Children will complete their animations by adding a sound track to enhance mood. All children receive final copies of their animations following the workshop via a Dropbox link.

This is a drop off workshop – children can be left in the Studio once a photo permission form and emergency contact form (which will be sent to all participants before the workshop), is signed by a parent or legal guardian. 

Press Play was founded by teacher and film producer Lara Leslie. Its aim is to enliven children’s imaginations through teaching animation and film production. Lara is a qualified teacher with a PGCE in primary education, she has worked as a camerawoman and TV producer on a variety of television programmes including Saturday Kitchen, Masterchef and documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4.