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Gromit Model Making Workshops

Get creative with clay and discover how to make your very own model of Gromit, a classic Aardman character, which you can take home with you. The workshops are facilitated by Aardman’s expert model makers (who have worked on titles such as Wallace & GromitChicken RunShaun the Sheep and Morph). They have loads of great anecdotes about the studio and are happy to answer any questions about the production processes – so this is a brilliant opportunity for participants to get some top animation tips.

Inspired by the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

©Aardman Animations Ltd 2018

Future Engineers brings Wallace & Gromit to Newcastle in a collaboration inspired by the Great Exhibition of the North 2018. Meet the irresistible Aardman characters at Live Theatre in July and August. Join workshops to hone your creative skills to become one of the growing band of adventurous  Future Engineers. Whatever your age, you can get some real hands-on experience of the engineering that goes into making animated films. Running in parallel with the Live workshops will be a fascinating show of sets, displays, models and props – staged at the Boiler Shop in the Stephenson Quarter.

Future Engineers is brought to you by Jesmond Heritage, a group that draws inspiration from Tyneside’s glory days to celebrate and build on the legacy of local heroes such as William Armstrong and Robert Stephenson. It aims to restore and regenerate Armstrong’s magnificent Banqueting Hall in Jesmond Dene as a centre of excellence in arts and innovation – fit for a new generation of creative northern spirits.

Gromit Model Workshops

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund


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