Duration: 1 week (5 days)

Cost: €100 per child

Dates: (10th - 14th July 2017) & (17th - 21st July 2017)

Times: 10:30am - 2pm daily

Ages: 10 - 14

Places: 12

The art of Stop motion is an exciting animation technique, which allows us to bring things to life. With Stop Motion we can control and move the world around us, or create our own imaginative world, in which objects and characters magically come alive. Short animations based on the stories generated within the workshop, will be brought to life. Participants will learn how to manipulate suitable materials in order to animate their stories.   Stop motion is one of the most tactile, hands-on, and rewarding areas of animation... Just think of ‘Wallace and Gromit’ and you’ve got the idea.

All facilitators are Garda vetted. Camp is subject to numbers.

PAYMENTS: You will receive an electronic invoice at the email address you provided on your booking form, which you can use to pay with a debit or credit card. Your child's place on the course will be secured once payment is received in full. Refunds are available up to 48hrs before the course commences. No refunds beyond 48hrs prior to course starting. Thank you in advance.

What's it all about?

During this week-long camp, children will get the opportunity to literally step into the world of animation. They will learn how to develop storylines and animate characters. They will experience working as part of a creative production team. And will gain an in depth understand and practical experience of all the aspects involved in Stop Motion Animation.

Day 1 – Introduction to stop motion

The basics of Stop Motion will be explored. Participants will investigate a number of animation techniques suitable for Stop Motion.  Examples of short animation movies will be screened and participants will be given the chance to experiment with materials. Character formation and movement will be the focus of this workshop.

Day 2 – Scripts, Storyboards, Set Building and Character Construction

Ideas for stories will be explored; children will further develop their characters and will begin to create imaginative environments / backgrounds suitable for these. Storylines will develop as a collaborative process, and children will begin to work in creative production teams.  

The participants will be given the means to record/document the entire processes (please refer to our terms and conditions at the bottom of this page). Their documentation will become part of the final display on day 5.

Day 3 - Stop Motion Animation

Production Teams will work together to generate and record their movie. Participants will gain practical hands on experience of working on a production set.  Scripts may be written and recorded, to enable sound and voice over.

Day 4 - Stop Motion Animation continued

All footage to be transferred to computer for editing.

Day 5 – Exhibition Set upand Animation Screening

Final assembly and set up for Exhibition. Parents / guardians will be invited to a special screening of the finished animations. All animations will be published so they can be shared with family and friends.  Here is a link to our last year’s “Behind the scenes” Upcycling and Digital Storytelling production.  Be aware that all the footage and sound recording was collected by the children, so smile and enjoy it:

Terms & Conditions

By registering you agree to allow your child to attend this workshop at Gorey School of Art. You also allow your child to appear in the behind the scenes documentary. Aspects of this documentary may be used for educational and promotional purposes on the Mediaskool, and Gorey School of Art websites. 


  • In order to secure a place for your child, payments should be received not later than 9th and 16th of July.
  • One application form per child. 
  • Please contact Teresa on 0876254553 or email info@mediaskool.com. 
  • The running of the workshop is subject to numbers.  In the unlikely event of not getting enough children refunds will be made accordingly. 
  • It is VERY IMPORTANT that children participating in the workshop bring their daily supply of water, lunch and snacks.