Course Adults, Families & children, Young people

Aardman Animations Shaun the Sheep workshop

Online (via zoom)
  • Friday 11 December, 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm

Online booking is now closed.


Our blockbuster exhibition Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema has got us thinking about all things animated. So we have partnered with Aardman Animations to give you the chance to learn how to make your very own animated icon! Join us at our fun virtual model making workshop. Led by an expert model maker, you’ll get the opportunity to ask any burning questions you have and learn some insider Aardman tips. So if you’re an aspiring animator or someone who wants to see just how the magic happens, then the now is your chance!

This 60-minute session will be lead by Jim Parkyn. All participants will be required to provide their own materials and must have access to Zoom.

An information sheet containing all details will be sent to all participants when they book. Please leave enough time from booking to order your materials (you will need some clay, toothpicks and baby wipes - see 'Read more' below for full details of what is needed). A link to join the workshop will be sent 24 hours in advance.


You will need to purchase materials for your household in advance of the workshop. Please buy these as soon as possible, bearing in mind delivery times for online orders.

The materials you will need per person are:

  • White clay: 130g
  • Black clay: 70g
  • Toothpicks x 5
  • Printed worksheet
  • Baby wipes or a flannel / towel (to clean hands with when switching between clay colours)

For the clay, we recommend using Newplast, but other types of modelling clay will be fine too (e.g. Fimo, Play-Doh, Plasticine). There are also recipes online where you can make your own clay out of household ingredients, if you are feeling particularly creative!



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