Animation workshops for Kids

Creative Kids Voucher Logo. NSW.

Parents want their children to be engaged, learn new skills, have fun. 

At “The Animation Spark” we believe that learning animation in the friendly environment will inspire them to be creative. Will help them to become better communicators, problem solvers,    will encourage them to take a lead and to work in the team. 

Animation is a brilliant tool to achieve these goals. We will give your child an opportunity to learn, to explore and to thrive.

ONLINE classes are OPEN for booking

GIFT CARD for school holiday ONLINE classes.
Kids age 6-10

Gallery from our workshops

Create. Animate. Educate.

At our workshops we are offering:

- All equipment and all materials.
- Creating and animating your own characters.
- Several projects.
- Learning new skills and having fun.
- Arts and crafts.
- Easy accessible location.

Create. Animate. Educate.

About our animation spark

Founder of The Animation Spark

Hello!
My name is Maria Juergens and I am a professional animator with 25 years experience in the film and TV industry.

I founded The Animation Spark after teaching my then seven-year-old son to make short animated films. He loved it, picked it up easily and was so proud of his first 'movie'!

I decided to develop animation workshops so that other children could have the same opportunity to learn an amazing and fun new skill in a safe, friendly environment.

Our animation workshops can help your child explore their creativity, develop leadership skills, work in a team, learn to be patient, and create something they can be proud of.

I have been working in animation for my entire career. Over the years I have worked on films including "Legend of the Guardians. Owls of GaHool", "Happy Feet 2" "Walking with Dinosaurs", "Ghost Busters", and "Guardians of the Galaxy 2". To sum up, I have worked on many other projects in TV, commercials and games.

Since 2015 I have been a 2D/3D animation lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney. And I love teaching! Every year is an exciting challenge guiding my students through the principles of animation. Above all, I take great pride in seeing my students progress and grow in confidence and creativity.
I believe, that primary school students are the perfect age to start learning the basics of animation. They have inventive imaginations and are not afraid to try new things.

Animation is now a part of our childhood. Animated films tell exciting stories, entertain us, and teach us valuable life lessons. It is an industry I love and I look forward to sharing my skills and helping your child explore the wonderful world of animation.

Grad Cert HETL (UTS)
Grad Cert in 2D Animation (VGIK)

Here is my Showreel on Vimeo.

Create. Animate. Educate.

ONLINE animation workshops.
* taught by a professional animator

1 Day x 1 Hour ONLINE class

Price: $30

In this 1 hour class, children will learn:

– How to use Stop Motion App (Pro version)

– Create a short animation in clay-mation style.  They add music and sound effects to their film.

You need to prepare:

– Camera set-up (with a phone or tablet). You will receive instructions on how to do it by email after booking the class.

Materials: 

Play dough (two colours), googly eyes and paper (other colour than your play dough).

ZOOM session

DATES:

10/01, 17/01, 24/01 8:30AM-9:30AM

* Don’t see time, that works for you? Please contact us with a different time request. 

3 Days x 1 Hour ONLINE class

Price: $70

In these 3 days (1 hour per day) classes, children will learn

Day 1. How to use Stop Motion Animation App (Pro version). Create a short animated film using clay-mation animation style. They add music and sound effects to their film.

Day 2. How to create their own cut-out characters and backgrounds for their animations. They add music and sound effects to their film.

Day 3. How to set up a green/blue screen and animate small objects (e.g.LEGO). They add music, sound effects and credits.

You need to prepare:

– Camera set-up (with a phone or tablet). You will receive instructions on how to do it by email after booking the class.

Materials: 

Day 1. Play dough (two colours), googly eyes and paper (other colour than your play dough).

Day 2. Carton (different colours) or/and felt, faux leather or any other materials you can cut with scissors.

Day 3. Small objects (eraser, pencils, sharpener), small toys. Standing background.

ZOOM sessions

DATES:

10/01, 12/01, 14/01 (booking for 10/01)

17/01, 19/01, 21/01 (booking for 17/01)

24/01, 26/01, 28/01 (booking for 24/01)

8:30AM-9:30AM

* Don’t see time, that works for you? Please contact us with a different time request. 

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