We are delighted to welcome back for 2019, Andy Gent, Head of Puppets on many Wes Anderson films, including Isle of Dogs, Frankenweenie, Fantastic Mr Fox, Coraline and Corpse Bride amongst other amazing animations.

Andy will run two workshops on Saturday, 26 October (for age 12 and above) and on Sunday, 27 October (for age 16 and above).

Both workshops will be held at the Gallery at Durlston Castle in Swanage from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Please take along a usb memory stick with you to download your animation.

Places should be booked in advance.

All materials included and light refreshments. Thanks to Durlston Castle for kindly hosting our workshops.

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Jess is an extremely talented Arts University Bournemouth graduate, working at Karrot Animation - a vibrant BAFTA and Emmy Award Winning London Animation Studio.

They have produced animations such as Sarah & Duck (Winner - Kidscreen Awards), and The Snowy Day, and have created idents around the Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears! They provide animation services to Channel 5, Amazon and Nickelodeon.

We are thrilled that Jess is joining us again this year at the Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life in Kimmeridge to run her workshop for children aged 8 and above, on Friday, 1 November from 11am to 2pm.

All materials and light refreshments included. Please bring a packed lunch and a USB memory stick to download your animations. Thanks to the Arts University Bournemouth for kindly supporting our workshop and for providing equipment, and to The Etches Museum for kindly hosting the event.

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Richard Haynes is a Senior Lecturer in BA (Hons) Animation Production at the Arts University Bournemouth.

Richard worked as a stop motion animator at Cosgrove Hall Films, on TV programmes including Little Robots, Fifi and the Flower Tots, Roary the Racing Car, Rupert Bear and Postman Pat.

He joined Aardman in 2009 working on Shaun The Sheep, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists! and also Early Man (2018). Richard continues to work on their productions.

Huge thanks to Richard for joining us again at Durlston Country Park Learning Centre, and to the Arts University Bournemouth for kindly providing equipment for this workshop. We are most grateful to Durlston for hosting this event.

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Halloween Claymations Workshop with Dougal Dixon

Learn how to create and animate clay models in this spooky Halloween workshop.

When resting from his day job as a science writer and evening job as Head of Projection at the Rex Cinema, Dougal spends much of his time making films - particularly animated films.

At the age of 14 he sold his train set to buy his first 8mm camera, and started to animate clay dinosaurs.

While working in London he did much animation on 16mm with the prestigious Finchley Cine Society. In 1982 he worked as consultant and animator on the educational video DINOSAURS, FUN FACT AND FANTASY (Google it!).

Since 1987 he has been a member of the REX cinema team, and for the past eight years has channelled his animation capabilities into the intros and local advertisements that are on the screen every evening.

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Thank you to all our animators, guests, supporters and families for a wonderful year of animation. We look forward to seeing you all at the Purbeck Film Festival 2019. All events will be advertised on this website, in our programme brochure and on social media.