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Animation workshops for Kids

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.

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At our workshops we are offering:

- Safe and friendly environment at your school.
- Directly after school 75 min long workshops.
- All equipment and all materials.
- Creating and animating your own characters.
- Several projects.
- Learning new skills and having fun.
- Arts and crafts.

Create. Animate. Educate.

About our animation spark

Founder of The Animation Spark

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.

Post grad. Cert. in 2D Animation (VGIK)
Grad. Cert. in Higher Education (UTS)

Here is my Showreel on Vimeo.

Create. Animate. Educate.

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Create. Animate. Educate.