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In-person classStop Motion Animation, Foam & Latex Puppet Building Workshop
5(18 reviews)
2 Day workshop where you will learn how to build a fully animatable stop-motion puppet.

London City Island

£190 pp

7 hour course

Beginner

What happens in this class?

During this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Build detailed and professional wire armature.
  • Learn how to sculpt and create removable/replacement hands and head.
  • Design and create a stop-motion puppet from foam and liquid latex.
  • Design and learn how to paint onto latex and colour your puppet.
  • Learn how to create in built rigs for your puppet which will enable them to run and jump.
  • Learn how to animate your puppet.
  • Learn how to treat and create animatable clothing for your puppet.

This is a great weekend workshop for anyone wanting to learn how to create a more…

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Things to remember

It is essential to bring either an apron or a change of clothing you do not mind getting dirty.

Read our interview with Jennifer on the Obby blog to find out more about stop motion, and Jennifer herself

Latest Reviews
5(18 reviews)
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Kim - March 17th
A really fun course learning how to build a standard 1:6 scale wire armature and bulk it out. You are left to dress the character or you can book the next step course for more steps (making clothes etc). Jenny is a wealth of knowledge and doesn't hesitate to give helpful tips on anything to do with fabrication and stop-motion animation. She got me really interested in working in the industry. I highly recommend her courses :)
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Mark - March 9th
Great workshop! It even surpassed my expectations. Jenny is professional puppet maker and belongs to the top class. I learned how to make a professional stop-motion puppet and this will help me to bring my stop-motion animations to the next level. Jenny explained and prepared everything very well. I fully recommend this course. Jenny thank you!
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Molly - December 11th
I learnt so much! Thank you so much to Jennifer, she was so clear and helpful with making the model. Not only did she teach me the skills she also had great advice as to how to get into the industry/ the next step. Highly recommend!
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Your Teacher
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Jennifer Kidd is a stop-motion animator and model maker that works in the film industry creating props and sets for animated and live action feature films. On weekends she teaches stop-motion animation, model making and puppet building workshops where you can learn how to create​ animated films and professional puppets that can withstand hours of animation. [Click here to read our interview with Jennifer on our Obby Blog to find out a little more about her!](https://obby.co.uk/blog/stop-motion-animation-workshops-london)
Class Location
AREBYTE Studios
London City Island
Canning Town
E14
London
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Kim - March 17th
A really fun course learning how to build a standard 1:6 scale wire armature and bulk it out. You are left to dress the character or you can book the next step course for more steps (making clothes etc). Jenny is a wealth of knowledge and doesn't hesitate to give helpful tips on anything to do with fabrication and stop-motion animation. She got me really interested in working in the industry. I highly recommend her courses :)
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Mark - March 9th
Great workshop! It even surpassed my expectations. Jenny is professional puppet maker and belongs to the top class. I learned how to make a professional stop-motion puppet and this will help me to bring my stop-motion animations to the next level. Jenny explained and prepared everything very well. I fully recommend this course. Jenny thank you!
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Molly - December 11th
I learnt so much! Thank you so much to Jennifer, she was so clear and helpful with making the model. Not only did she teach me the skills she also had great advice as to how to get into the industry/ the next step. Highly recommend!
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diana - October 9th
Amazing workshop. Jenny is super experienced and great at teaching. I had tried to learn to make puppets before with online courses and so on, nothing compared to this! I have a professional puppet now that moves great! Can’t wait to start animating it!
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Stevie - September 1st
Had such a lovely time on the workshop! Learned SO MUCH about how to build puppets and have had a brilliant time learning how to animate with it at home. Highly recommend this workshop.
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Preston - August 8th
Brilliant workshop - have been animating with my puppet non stop since!
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Andrea - July 24th
jenny is fab and the course was very informative and great fun.
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Wendy - May 6th
Would go again
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Tala - August 6th
The class was very enjoyable and well worth the money. Learned everything i need to get started on my own animation. The tutor wasn’t hesitant to answer any questions and was lovely.
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Andrea - May 2nd
Two days of absolute happiness. Jennifer was a fantastic teacher who as well as sharing tons of gems about the animation industry, was a great DJ (movie soundtracks all weekend). I've come away with a gorgeous puppet who I've been able to use for some very rudimentary stop motions. I was looking at trying to do this just on the internet but so glad I went on this course, as there's nothing like learning from a real-life expert.
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Sinéad - April 17th
This was a brilliant weekend! Jennifer was so lovely and very informative, she did a brilliant job in educating novice model makers and graduate animators with knowledge in model making, creating a perfect workshop for all! I loved comparing my prior skills with the new ones I had learnt.
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Alan - April 16th
I am not an animator, so I did the workshop just for fun. All was perfect, perhaps the only comment not that positive is the change of venue at the last minute, but all was ok after all and I personally was not affected. Jenny was very opened to any questions and made the workshop very lively. 6 hrs went quite quickly both days. I certainly recommend the workshop.
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jude - February 26th
This was a great workshop.Jennifer was an excellent teacher and we learnt a lot of new techniques .Good to have a course that specialised in stop motion at a higher level.The character I built will be used in my next film. Jude
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Natalya - December 12th
Great hands-on workshop for learning the basics of Foam & Latex Puppet Building! You learn by doing the moment you step through the door. Nonetheless, bring a notepad and pen to note down any handy tricks and tips. Jenny is a true professional and you're in good hands even if you're a complete beginner. Really enjoyed the class and recommend continuing with Jenny's other workshops to build up and consolidate the skills learnt!
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Nina - December 4th
Thank you for sharing your skill, knowledge and patience Jennifer. The pride I have looking at my puppet is immense!I would advise anyone that loves stop frame animation to get stuck in! So pleased I found Obby.Great fun Nina
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Beth - September 30th
Highly recommended, whether you are a master sculptor or just want to spend two days doing something completely different, Jennifer was an amazing teacher and I had such a great time
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Max - September 30th
I am a huge movie fan and always wanted to learn a bit more around the hidden craft of stop motion. No one better to do it with than Jennifer and my puppets are amazing. Thanks so much for the fantastic course!
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Stine - September 29th
Jennifer was amazing! I have always wanted to try stop-motion animation and this two day course with Jen was the perfect way to get into it. Thanks so much for your amazing teaching :)