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30 reviews
30 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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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Capucine
24 Jan
Very informative, inspiring and practical 2 day workshop. Signing up for another!
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Jennifer
10 Dec
Love this advanced silicone puppet making workshop!
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Laura
19 Aug
Absolute gem of a workshop! Learned a lot in such an intense week of the silicon puppet building workshop. Jenny is a great teacher, super accessible and does go the extra mile all the way. From the great techniques taught to the awesome little tips and the incredible high quality materials all included it's definitely worth every penny. 10/10 do recommend
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Sarah
7 Dec
I really fun, relaxed evening. This is my third workshop with ctrl+alt+Dlt, I keep coming back! Jenny is a great teacher and takes the time to come around individually to make sure we’re doing ok. Quite tricky to find first time but worth the journey!
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Jennifer
10 Dec
What a fabulous class! Had a blast, learned a lot, and would totally take it again!
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Jennifer
11 Mar
We love these classes! Highly recommend them to everyone!
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Deirdre
29 Jan
Jennifer is a great instructor, provides all materials required, to build a foam and latex model from scratch. This was a really well run course, where we learned and achieved a lot in two days. Highly recommend!
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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!).
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Aisha
14 Jul
Very informative and fun class.
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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.
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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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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!
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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
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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!
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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
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Fontane
18 Jul
Really good teacher. Friendly, attentive and we learnt a lot about the practical aspects, hardware and software. I would 100% recommend.
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Michelle
21 Jul
This workshop was great fun. Every year on my birthday I do something I've never done before, and this year I chose this workshop. I didn't have previous experience in this type of creative endeavour, but Jenny made it fun and easy to learn. The workshop was structured well and we (my animation partner, Jenny and myself) fully enjoyed the two days. It's full on but you get so caught up in enjoying what you are doing the time flies by. I think anyone whose interested in getting started in stop motion animation or even just curious and want to learn how the "magicians do their tricks", give this a go... Oh, and you don't have to be an art student or a young person to take this course... I'm 44 now!
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Jennifer
30 Jul
This class was fantastic. As someone relatively new to stop motion, I walked away with a firm grasp on how to use Dragon frame, how to build wire armatures, how to manipulate clay puppets, how to rig up a camera with what you have, and countless other tricks for making stop-motion animation on a budget or with a small crew. Jenny was very thorough, very informative, and super warm and friendly. The class was just me and one other student which allowed us to really get into everything, ask questions, and create our own 30-second​ animation! I would definitely recommend this class to anyone at any level who wants to learn more.
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Ryan
16 Aug
I found this workshop extremely informative. Despite having previous experience using DragonFrame and playing around with stop motion, working with a professional animator was invaluable. I learned a lot about workflow and various stop motion skills that I would have really struggled to have mastered on my own.
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Joceline
13 Dec
Jenny runs such great workshops! Really accessible teaching and I've learned so much.I've really loved all the courses and Jenny is so clear and is happy to answer all the questions.The puppets I've left with have been great :)
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jude
26 Feb
This was the second class I've been too and it was great. The teaching and information was really good and Jennifer was very helpful . Recommended for stop motion animators wanting to try different techniques. Jude
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Naema
9 Oct
Amazing two days of making Zombie Puppet, went so fast, i've enjoyed it and learned a lot. Thanks to Jenny she is professional puppet maker and she gives all the knowledge that she has on this field to us as a learners. now am returning home with my wonderful zombie scary puppet. ^_^