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Animation workshop at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

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Animation workshop at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

Duration: 5 hours

Price: £10

Contact: Rosie Thompson at Northumberland National Park Authority

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre
Bardon Mill
NE47 7AN

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Wednesday 8th April 2020

About the Course

Learn new skills at The Sill this Spring with our Animation Workshop.

You will prepare your film by painting and/or drawing your chosen set of wings and will then use a variety of animation techniques coupled with glorious Northumberland scenery to make your bird fly across the National Park.

Groups of four-families, friends or just individuals who will be grouped together. No experience necessary. All ages & abilities welcome.

You will be working with experienced animators Haltwhistle Film Project and National Park Ecologist Gill Thompson will be on hand throughout the workshop to talk through the difference between a Heron, a Lapwing or a Skylark and a Curlew.

All participants will be emailed a link from which they can watch and download the films which result.

The session runs from 10 am until 3 pm.

This event is part of the Northumberland National Park Authority's 'Lost Words Festival', a festival dedicated to a book that has become a global movement celebrating language and nature. The festival’s enchanting events will be based in and around The Sill, to bring the 'Lost Words' to life. This will include craft workshops, poetry, walking trails, lost dialect workshops, and immersive performances by the 'Told In Gold' theatre show.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Informal breaks for lunch & refreshments throughout the workshop. All equipment & materials provided. Bring your own lunch or purchase from the café.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Children
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair friendly