Animate! with Aardman

Open from - 19 Sep 2023 - ONGOING 1 hour

Animate! with Aardman
Animate! with Aardman

Number of modules

1 module

Date available until



1 hour

Age Range




Number of modules

1 module

Date available from

19 Sep 2023


1 hour






Bring the magic of stop motion filmmaking into your classroom – with experts from the studio behind animation classics Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.


Animate! with Aardman, supported by Netflix, is a video-led step-by-step guide to creating simple, stop motion masterpieces with young people.


It’s been designed to help produce achievable animated projects using everyday equipment and free stop motion apps. The short sessions can slot into the time you have available – whether you’re looking to spice up any area of your curriculum or harness your learners’ creativity in an after-school club.


Across a sequence of six instructional videos, Aardman directors and crew share their expertise and set live, pausable tasks to directly guide your pupils through each stage of the filmmaking process – from initial idea generation to adding final sound effects.


Along the way, you’ll discover how animation can support learning across the curriculum, pick up practical tips to get the most out of each activity and get access to lesson plans and activity sheets to support you in class.


Watch a preview of what’s coming up in the course and pick up some quick tips to help you plan an animation adventure in your classroom.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how stop motion activities can support learning across the curriculum
  • Plan and resource a sequence of lessons covering the fundamentals of animation filmmaking
  • Support and challenge pupils so that learners of all abilities can achieve success.


Enrol for free today.


This course is only available to UK-based educators.

This training supports

  • Art and Design
  • English
  • Literacy

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Who will you learn with?

Headshot of Aardman assistant animator Hannah Brooks

Hannah Brooks

Assistant Animator

Headshot of Aardman director Gavin Strange

Gav Strange


Headshot of Aardman cinematographer Dave Alex Riddett

Dave Alex Riddett

Director of Photography

Headshot of Aardman sound composer Matt Loveridge

Matt Loveridge

Sound Composer

Headshot of Aardman animator Carmen Bromfield Mason

Carmen Bromfield Mason


Headshot of Aardman storyboard artist Jay Clarke

Jay Clarke

Storyboard Artist

Alexia Larkins - Training Manager

Alexia Weeks

Training Manager