Feedback from past students:

“Indescribably Incredible!”
“I loved making new friends and having a finished product”
“I liked the Place (Chesworth Farm) and the openness”
“I enjoyed everything! I made good friends and the teachers were very helpful”
“I loved the location – the wildlife is great for scenery and sounds”

Courses 2016

(For bookings or further info on all courses contact

Sunday 12th June 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Moviemaking: ‘Write, Star-In, Shoot and then Watch a Movie in a day'
With Rosie Holmes @ Evolution Arts, Brighton
Cost: £100/80
This face-paced day course for adults will condense all aspects (ok, well almost all!) of the movie-making process into one day. As well as tasting each stage of the moviemaking process from scratch, participants will, most importantly, have a huge amount of fun and hopefully learn that imperfection can be your ally! Inspired by film director Michel Gondry’s book ‘You’ll Like This Film Because You’re In It’ (and his film ‘Be Kind Rewind’), this dynamic approach encourages experimentation, spontaneity, creativity and confidence.


9th & 10th July (Sat and Sun) 10.30-4.30pm.

Stop-frame Animation and Fairytales
With Rosie Holmes @ Evolution Arts, Brighton
Cost £160/140
This weekend course for adults will give the opportunity to create a modern-day version of a classic fairytale by exploring each stage of the production process in making animated films. We will explore how to re-write and then storyboard our stories and then get hands-on spending time making shadow puppet, props and backgrounds. The puppets will be animated using very simple stop-frame animation techniques on a laptop, using video cameras and/or SLR cameras. And finally we will record our own simple soundtracks by recording sound effects and also music if desired. The course is intended to be a very creative, relaxed and fun weekend with the aim of creating short animated films in small groups that will then be uploaded onto YouTube.

Animation Pic2

25th-27th July (9.30-3.30)

Amazing Animation SummerSchool
With Rosie Holmes @ Highfield School, Liphook
(suitable for children aged 9-13)
In this fun 3-day course, we will learn about the magic of stop-frame animation. Through the creation of a modern take on a traditional story, children will explore storyboarding, character creation and how animation allows the impossible to become reality! They will learn how to make, manipulate and animate shadow puppets and also record their own music and sound effects. The resulting film will be uploaded onto You Tube for children to share with their family and friends. My teaching style always focusses on encouraging creativity through experimentation and FUN - the children will have a ball!

Screen shot 2014-03-27 at 11.22.05

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.

Get Flash Player