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25 reviews
25 reviews

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!

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Art

Stop Motion Animation

Sculpture

Reviews(25)View all reviews

Kim
17 Mar
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 :)
Mark
9 Mar
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!
Molly
11 Dec
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!
Danny
28 Oct
An expert who is kind, patient and provides excellent guidance. We were delighted with the session.

Reviews

Kim
17 Mar
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 :)
Mark
9 Mar
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!
Molly
11 Dec
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!
Danny
28 Oct
An expert who is kind, patient and provides excellent guidance. We were delighted with the session.
diana
9 Oct
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!
Stevie
1 Sep
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.
Preston
8 Aug
Brilliant workshop - have been animating with my puppet non stop since!
Andrea
24 Jul
jenny is fab and the course was very informative and great fun.
Wendy
6 May
Would go again
Tala
6 Aug
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.
Charlotte
20 Jul
Jenny was a fantastic teacher! I am a complete beginner and learnt so much about the animation process. The workshop was really informative and gave an overview of all the basics, including software, timings and positioning of the model. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to learn about stop-motion animation.
Aisha
14 Jul
Very informative and fun class.
Andrea
2 May
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.
Sinéad
17 Apr
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.
Alan
16 Apr
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.
jude
26 Feb
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
viv
19 Jan
This class was really excellent. Firstly Jenny was friendly and is a real people person.She is totally professional and knows her stuff. Loads of info and advice.We got right down to it. Making a plasticine puppet and then animating it in stop-motion with lip-sync.Even better you get a copy of the performance and your puppet to mould again and again.My friends just could not believe I had done the animation it looked so professionalI am hooked and will be doing some of the 2day classes now.Great venue easy to get to at Canning Town and so you do not get lost Jenny meets you anyway.
Natalya
12 Dec
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!
Nina
4 Dec
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
Chloe
21 Nov
Jennifer is a wonderful teacher who puts so much effort into not only the teaching but following up with you to see how you're doing. I loved the class, it was fantastic value for money, and I don't think there are many places you could get such small class sizes. I can't wait to book my next class! Would recommend to anyone who has an interest in stop motion animation.
Chloe
4 Nov
I was excited for a week before taking this class, and it certainly did not disappoint. Jenny is a wonderful teacher, and everything was explained clearly. The learning was practical: she started demonstrating things and later encouraged us to try first, all the while supporting us. We were also shown several animation clips, and given a passage from a book, to enhance our understanding. She was happy to go on tangents to answer any questions we had, and to gear the session towards personal projects, which shows how much she cares, and was only possible due to the small class size of 2.The only thing I would say, is that two and a half hours absolutely whizzes by. If you can afford the weekend class that would certainly be worth the money, because this one definitely was.I am a university drama student working on a stop motion animation film for a university project. Before attending the class I had read a couple of books, and attempted my own animation excersizes. I cannot emphasize how much this workshop, and Jenny's expertise, has enhanced that learning, inspired me and will continue to help me throughout the project.Thank you so much! I'm very grateful, and am hoping to come to another class in the new year (after my project, so just for fun!).
Natalya
26 Oct
Great, hands-on workshop. Jenny is a true professional and you will learn (and do!) a lot even in two and a half hours! Bring a notepad and pen to take down any notes and tips. Also I recommend arriving a little bit earlier if you're unfamiliar with the London City Island area as it's easy to get disorientated the first time especially late in the evening when it's dark!
Max
30 Sep
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!
Beth
30 Sep
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
Stine
29 Sep
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 :)

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