We run creative and engaging 60 – 90 minute workshops for up to eight referred boys and girls to feel safe, seen, soothed and secure. These sessions have worked well for children on the autistic spectrum and provide a safe space to make friends and explore creativity through animation, craft and digital tools!
Our Animation Workshops include:
What Does Kindness Look Like?
An alien-themed animation workshop where children create characters and use paper-cutout stop-motion animation techniques to make short films about kindness. Most suitable for Year 4 and Year 5 students who love arts and crafts and storytelling. A session for children to boost self-confidence, social skills, and friendship, as well as ICT skills.
What Does Doing Good Look Like?
A monster themed workshop where children will create characters and use paper-cutout stop-motion animation techniques to make short films about doing good deeds. Most suitable for Year 4 and Year 5 students who love arts and crafts and storytelling. Aims to boost self-confidence, social skills, and community spirit, as well as ICT skills.
Thinking Out Of The Hat:
Story-telling with puppets workshop. Children will draw three prompt words out of a hat to inspire a short story. They will make puppets out of card, split pins, sticks, and perform their story as a group to their friends. Most suitable for Year 5, Year 6, and Year 7 students who love arts and crafts, storytelling and drama. Aims to boost teamwork, creativity, and storytelling/English skills.
Create-A-Pillar Craft Workshop:
The group will create segments of a sensory snake. Each child will fill a segment template with colours, doodles, and textures that represent who they are and what they enjoy. At the end, all of the segments are connected together. Most suitable for students up to Year 4 who love arts and crafts and working with their hands. This workshop will specifically aim for a quiet working environment to better accommodate SEN students. Aims to boost self-confidence and self-expression through art.
Strike a Pose! – Drawing Workshop:
Children will take turns to strike funny poses and make funny faces which their friends have to draw on their whiteboards in only 10-20 seconds! Most suitable for Year 5 and above students who love to draw. Aims to boost self-confidence and drawing skills.
Traditional Paper Animation Workshop:
Children will use pencils and paper to draw 2 frame animations of a character dancing. Afterwards, the frames will be photographed and compiled into GIFs. Most suitable for Year 5 and above students who love to draw. Aims to boost creativity and drawing skills.