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Storyboarding Workshop

Learn from an Aardman storyboard expert how to create a visual narrative for animations and short films – a vital part of the creative process for anyone making films and animations, especially for those at Aardman! Create a storyboard of your own and learn how pencil drawings can be used to create an ‘animatic’ – the animated storyboard used to bring drawings to life.

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.

Storyboarding Workshops

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


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