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Lambeth Sparks Tinkering Club: Loughborough | Parent Animation Training (Online)

21st April 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


You’re invited to the Lambeth Sparks Tinkering Club: Loughborough… 

Over the past two years, Lambeth Sparks have been experimenting and tinkering with animation, learning how to use skills such as storytelling and coding. For this six-week programme, children and young people in Loughborough will use their digital literacy skills to create their own animations. Every week, we will be looking at how different industries use animation in their work – from gaming to advertising. Children will tinker with digital making platforms to create and play with their own animation creations whilst developing an understanding of the careers that involve digital thinking, storytelling, arts and engineering. The aim is for children and young people to understand and explore how digital skills link to real life careers. This is a fully booked programme.

Parent Animation Training (Online)

This is a taster workshop which will be light, fun, explorative and no experience of technology or using this Stop Motion application prior to this session is required.

Programme Structure

Each session will be repeated as we are splitting our programme into two groups to keep everyone safe. Each group will have up to 15 participants

Animating Food: 22nd April & 29th April

Children are going to be introduced how the advertising and marketing industry use animation to promote for food and drink. They will be introduced to an industry professional from Innocent Smoothies, who will tell them what to expect from the industry and how they can use their digital skills. They will then tinker with different animation techniques using food and drink to explore how they can market and advertise products in their home.

Animating for Film with Aardman: 6th & 13th May

We will be using our characters and backgrounds that we created last time to start making our animations. For inspiration we will have a look at how Aardman have created their animations.

Animating with MakeCode Arcade: 20th & 27th May

Children will be using MakeCode Arcade to create and code their own games. We will be designing our own characters and backgrounds. As well as adding effects, timers, ways to collect points and obstacles.

Animation Challenge: 1st June AM & PM

The Lambeth sparks participants have been explored numerous ways to animate through different industries. For week six we will pose a challenge based on what they want to do when they grow up! Children will animate their own films using the skills they have learnt from the previous sessions.

Showcase: 3rd June AM & PM

iOi will create a showreel of all the Lambeth Sparks children films, adverts and games that they have created throughout the last 6 weeks to celebrate their achievements. We will then see and share all the ‘Animation Projects’ that they have been towards in the last week. They will submit these via a telegram app that will allow all of the iOi community see and share what they have completed.

Unfortunately this programme is fully booked. But be sure to sign up for information on our new programmes.  


21st April 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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