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Cobalt Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Learn simple digital stop frame animation in 3 hours??


Do you have a smart phone or an iPad or can you borrow one ? Would you like to spend an evening working with collage & learn how to make a stop frame animation in just 3 hours?


Come and learn about stop motion animation with illustrator Josie Brookes in this introduction workshop using Cobalt’s back catalogue of colourful flyers and other recycled collage material. Combining stop motion techniques and collaging skills, Josie will show you how to make your own creative animation films in a relaxed environment.

Please note: you will need to bring your own iPad or smart phone and will get instructions on downloading a suitable free app prior to the workshop once your place is booked. Other equipment and materials supplied.we just need to know in advance what kind of device you are bringing so that we can provide the right clamps.


Josie is an illustrator who uses collage stop frame animation in her own work , check out her wonderful stuff here


Important info

kids are welcome with adults

no prior skills needed

Ipads/Iphones can be shared - please let us know if you don't have one?

Pricing and availability

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Cobalt Studios

Boyd Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


We are a fully accessible venue, happy to offer carers tickets. We are a safe space deciated to  welcoming all and operating a zero tolerance policy for harrassment of any kind. 

What will I be doing? You will be working with old riso printed posters and simple iPad aps to create really effective simple animations.


What do I need to bring? You need to brign a smart phone or an Ipad,  everything else will be provided.NB if you dont have a smart phone or an Ipad - contact us and we can help. 


Do I need any previous experience? No, this is a course for all – you just need to be open to coming and playing around with paper!


Will I get a finished animation on the evening? its very likely!


Can I bring my child? Yes 


What will I do if I’m hungry or thirsty! Cobalt sells very simple food, toasties, crisps, fruit etc , we have a coffee machine and a fully stocked bar!


Cobalt Studios

Cobalt consists of 14 artists studios, an arts venue, a top floor hot design space in development (grants pending!) and a backyard with loads of potential for a point in the future when the main building is finished. Cobalt Studios is a not for profit arts community interest organisation that we set up to nurture and support culture and community. We do this by providing the following services; • Access to affordable or free space for artists/organisations on low incomes to nurture and safeguard cultural endeavour • Access to audiences for affordable or free cultural activity • Providing education activities • Providing apprenticeship and training opportunities as well as the creation of voluntary posts and jobs