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James Parkes – Animator

James Parkes has worked with primary and secondary schools on animation projects since 2006.

Animation Projects generally take the form of a short film and can be tailored to your needs.  From scripting and storyboarding, through model making and animation, to sound and editing, a collaborative team effort is encouraged in the journey from pre-production to post-production.

Animation Workshops instruct students on the craft of animation and culminate in animation examples.  A variety of animation mediums may also be explored; puppet, plasticine, drawn, cut-out, pixilation, rotoscope and sand-on-glass.

James Parkes

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Blazing Tales – a creative arts workshop company

Blazing Tales are a creative arts workshop company who combine art forms to make new creative outcomes with groups. providing a participatory, dynamic and empathic approach to art making for all through visual art, music, song-writing, storytelling and digital media.

Working with all ages and stages, on bold or intimate projects where the creative process is balanced with innovative results. They are ready-made team of specialist artists with a short hand to delivering inspirational workshops.

Blazing Tales team of artists are:

Music – Hugh Nankivell,

Visual Art – Cara Roxanne

Story Work – Sara Hurley

Digital Media – Tony Walker

More about Blazing Tales can be found here Blazing Tales CV




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Tony Minnion – Textiles & digital arts

Tony Minnion - Textiles & digital arts

Tony Minnion - Textiles & digital arts

Tony is an artist who works with textiles exploring traditional and new technology.

He has extensive experience of running collaborative school art projects that combine active participation with impressive outcomes often in the form of large fabric banners and flags for public display.

Workshops introduce new creative techniques and processes, develop skills and share ideas that can be developed and sustained beyond the life of the project.

He is particularly skilled at working creatively with people and computers without getting bogged down with the technology.

01209 313136



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Lizzie Black – Visual Artist & Animator

Lizzie Black - Visual Artist & Animator

Lizzie Black - Visual Artist & Animator

I am a visual artist with ten years of experience working in schools, health and community settings and festivals. I have delivered workshops to a wide range of age groups. I have worked with classes and groups to creat short animated films on curriculum subjects, heritage, history topics, reminiscing, environmental issues etc and have developed sound tracks with music teachers. Many of these films have been shown at the Cornwall Film Festival and Animated Exeter.

I have given inset sessions to teachers in stop motion animation and editing. I have organised celebratory screening events and exhibitions in schools and community centres. I have worked on large collaborative projects with Tough Dough a group of artists and writer. We work in communities collaborating with teachers, children, specialists, volunteers and older groups of people delivering intergenerational projects.

I specialise in the following workshops:
Stop motion animation
Story boarding and editing
Drawing and painting
Mixed media and collage
Processional imagery

To see the showreel please look at my website www.lizzieblack.com

Contact: 01737 731374

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Amanda Lorens – Visual artist, Animator, Film maker, Sculptor

Amanda Lorens is trained as a sculptor and video artist. Based in Penzance, she has 18 year’s experience of working in schools, collages, gallery education, and community arts though out Cornwall and further a field. She works with children and adults of all ages, from primary education key stage 1 and 2, to secondary education, as well as further and higher education.

In recent years a large part of her work in schools has involved stop motion animation filmmaking. These films can be based on any subject area in the curriculum.

She specialises in delivering workshops in the following areas;
Stop motion animation filmmaking
Simple, creative and experimental filmmaking
Sculpture using a variety of materials, any thing from small-scale cardboard

Constructions to large-scale willow processional images
Lantern making
General mixed media art projects

She is able to work alone or collaboratively with other artist on cross art form projects. She also has experience of working with young people undertaking Creative Media Diploma’s and Arts Awards.

E amanda@lorens.fsnet.co.uk
T 01736 330152

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Mac Dunlop – Poetry, Visual Arts and Filmmaking

Mac Dunlop

Mac Dunlop – Poetry, Visual Arts and Filmmaking

Mac Dunlop, founded The Poetry Point in 2007, and co-founded the Caravanserai project in 2008.

He was Poetry Editor of Cornish World Magazine, and is currently doing the same for the new My Cornwall magazine.

He also has several years experience in radio and broadcast producing regular weekly shows for The Source FM, and London’s Resonance FM, as well as live performances like the Caravanserai Fireside Sessions held at Treloan on the Roseland every summer.

Mac is currently developing the BeSpeak project of performances and creative writing workshops to tour around the region over the next year.

He has led workshops with various age groups in Poetry, Drawing and Sculpture, Performance Art, and Filmmaking.

Mac is also a writer on KEAP’s The Story Republic programme working in schools and residential acre homes, as well as performing at events.

He has Public Liability Insurance, and a current CRB.

Contact: switchaway@yahoo.com

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Lucy Jackson – Animator & Visual Artist

I am an Animator and Maker who loves experimenting with different materials. My work includes painting, collage, textiles and animated film. I have been running creative workshops and projects in Devon and across the U.K for 10 years and have recently moved to Cornwall.

I enjoy working with a wide range of different people and venues and have run workshops in schools, community centres, Hospitals, Mental Health Centres, Pupil Referral Units and Learning Disability Projects.

My animation workshops can be tailored for children or adults on many themes, and include all aspects of animation such as storyboarding, model making, animating, sound recording and editing.The participants love creating a character and watching it come alive on screen!

I can also offer visual arts workshops to cover various topics using skills such as Feltmaking, Book Making, Building Giants, Creating a Magical World Installation, Making Time Machines, Nature themed murals, Building Castles, Identity themed Wallhangings, Puppet and Mask Making.


M 07709 524180

E jucylackson@hotmail.com

Download information about ‘The Lighthouse’ new show and workshops here

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Barbara Santi- Film-maker

Film-maker working with young people and rural communities using digital technology, film & photography. Tailor made projects include workshop based work with schools and after schools clubs from development/funding through to production and distribution. Strong links with Cornwall Film festival. Currently working in collaboration with Newlyn Art Gallery on a year long participatory project working with farming families to document their year. I am specifically interested in using digital technology for social change.


E barbara@barbarasanti.fsnet.co.uk

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