Waggafest Winter School to teach kids stop-motion animation

Published: 30 May 2018 11:48am

Waggafest Winter School to teach kids stop-motion animation - 4 June 2015

If school holidays mean cries of “I’m bored” then Wagga Waggafest can keep your kids animated.

The short-film competition is holding its first Winter School this school holidays, with the week-long workshop to help bring your kids’ imagination to life through the power of stop-motion animation.

The Waggafest Winter School will be run by film whizzes Alice Markham and John Oldroyd from 29 June to 3 July, with sessions for both eight to 12 year olds and 13 to 18 year olds.

Over five sessions, the stop-motion students will create a film they can share with friends, family and even enter into the 2015 Wagga Waggafest Short Film Competition.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall said age and fancy equipment isn’t a factor when it comes to making a great Waggafest entry.

“The theme for this year’s festival is ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ with a focus on Wagga’s youth and their potential,” he said.

“We’ve received some highly entertaining entries from our community’s kids in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing entries from the Winter School students.

“Waggafest is a chance to share your unique Wagga story and with this year’s theme the opportunities are endless.”

Winter School will be held in the Wagga City Library community learning space from 29 June to 3 July.

The five-day workshop costs $25, with the eight to 12 years sessions running from 10.30am to noon and the 13 to 18 years sessions taking place from 1pm to 2.30pm.

For full details, visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/waggafest.