Organisations & groups

Organisations and groups

Animation Jam provides workshops for any age group and setting.  Jim Stirk has delivered workshops for organisations across Scotland and beyond, from small community projects like Harthill Playpark Initiative to groups like the Heartland Film Society to national institutions like the Scottish Parliament and Dance Base.  Workshops may be for a specific group or can be ticketed events open to the public.


Main workshop types


These range from a 2 hour introduction for beginners to an in-depth workshop lasting a full day or longer.  These workshops are often part of film festivals or cinema education programmes but they are suitable for any venue.  Examples include an advanced model-making workshop for young people at the Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh and an adult workshop covering a range of techniques for Shetland Film Festival.

Animation on a theme

Examples include a children’s workshop for the National Galleries of Scotland on the Titian paintings and a workshop for Scotland Street School Museum on the Beatrix Potter stories.

Research and consultation through animation

Creating characters and stories can help people to share experiences and views.  Examples include a film about self-harm (for a research project at Edinburgh University) and a film about children’s rights (for Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People).


How it works

Animation Jam workshops are adaptable to most requirements and venues.  They can be delivered in short sessions spread over a longer timescale if needed.  All equipment and materials are provided.


Find out more

If you are interested in using animation in your setting, get in touch with Jim Stirk who can help you develop your idea.  If you are thinking of running an animation project yourself, Animation Jam can provide a tailored CPD session.

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Workshop films: examples

These films were made at workshops for Dance Base and Harthill Playpark Initiative.