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Shadowplay Kids Animation

Creative Workshops

15 Jan - 16 Jan

A one-day workshop for kids aged 8 to 12 combining shadow-puppetry with traditional animation.

No Longer Available
  • Learn about shadow-puppetry and its history as one of the world's earliest forms of ‘screen-based’ art, with a special look at Chinese shadow puppets to celebrate our China Up Close summer season.

    Make your own jointed-paper shadow puppet, build background elements and work in groups to write a scene for your character to perform in. Then bring your character to life on a lightbox while learning traditional silhouette animation techniques.

    At the end of the workshop, you can take home your work on a USB, as well as your shadow puppet.

    Workshops run from 10am to 4pm.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance. In the event of a workshop cancellation, ticket holders are notified and a full refund is provided. For more information please contact

    Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Tue 20 Jan session has been cancelled.