Using stop-frame animation techniques, participants will work with an animator to tell the story of the panel and its journey from 16th century to the present day. Animations will be shared throughout the town and will link into the Animate Exeter festival...



Newton Abbot Scout Group Animation-June 2012.

Newton Abbot Scout Group worked very hard on producing their animation inspired by the Sandford Orleigh Screen. The students have animated their own screens from symbols they have designed to express elements of themselves

Click on the link to see their film created for the for the Heart of Oak project.

Students from Coombeshead College worked for two days with artist Stuart Dawson, drawing inspiration from the designs within the carvings of the Sandford Orleigh Screen. Their teacher has an interesting link with the Heart of Oak project, as he used to live in one of the apartments of Sandford Orleigh house himself! He already knew much of the history of the house and had an enthusiastic approach to the project. The students worked with Stuart and his mentee Lucy to learn animation techniques using a light box and they combined drawing with symbols to create a two-layered effect within the animation. You can see their beautiful animation by visiting our Heart of Oak Channel on the video website, Vimeo :

Also photos of the workshop are in the gallery - have a visit and a peek at what they were doing.

Stuart also ran a half day animation session on 18th February with members of the public in Newton Abbot Town Hall. People of all ages tried animations some for the first time, although others had tried animation at school.

Comments from Animation Workshop :

“I’m Ella, My secret symbol is a bell as friends call me Bella”

“My secret symbol is a heart - heart of oak”

“My symbol is a castle”

“Mine is a train”

“I do family history so I’ve chosen a shield - a coat of arms”

“I’ve done animation before - but not on this sort of equipment. It’s just as easy on this. It just needs patience”

“I’m going to do this again”

“I think I’m going to do some more of this at home - now I’ve seen what I animation is all about”