Young Artist: Animation (12-14)


COURSE DATES: Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August 2024

TUTOR: Sujay Narayan


TIMES: 10:00am - 4:30pm

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Ages 12-14, All Levels

FEE: £360

LOCATION: Mermaid Court Campus, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

A fun and inspiring five day course for ages 12-14 providing a skills based experience and expert tuition in animation. You will be taught skills in stop motion, 2D drawing for animation and the use of Adobe Creative Suite as an animation tool. The course will be fast, fun and will culminate in a screening of your work to peers and parents. The days will be themed and split into half with the mornings focusing on skills development and the afternoons focusing on making an animation using the skills you have learnt in response to a given theme. You will be encouraged to work in groups and on your own and to challenge and respond to ideas and new skills in an enjoyable and creative space.

Throughout the week students will cover the following topics:

  • Storyboarding
  • Stop motion
  • Physical and digital 2D drawing for animation
  • Use of After Effects
  • Shooting techniques and conventions
  • Basic operation of camera
  • Basic editing techniques


Video image by previous young artist student

Recommend booking by: July 15, 2024

Young Artist 12-14

This course is suitable for students between the ages of 12 to 14 and is open to all skill levels.

This course is open to all skill levels for students aged between 15 and 17. This course is open to all skill levels, whether you love art and are looking to advance your artistic skills and creative confidence or are new to the subject and want a bit of an introduction!

Students are advised to bring a Sketchbook, pencils, eraser and black and white pens that they are comfortable to work with, A4 paper folder, and a USB memory stick with them to backup their work. Though there will be the possibility of storing files on the computers we cannot take responsibility for the safekeeping of these files.


Sujay is a director and animator with an MA from the Royal College of Art.

He’s worked on short films, immersive experiences, corporate communication & social stories.

He works in both drawn and digital animation techniques.

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street London SE1 1HR tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

We cannot store your bikes at the Academy, however there is on-street bike parking near our Mermaid Court site.

Students are welcome to use our Common Room during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

Terms and Conditions

  • By booking onto one of our courses you agree to our Short Courses Terms and Conditions.
  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.

Materials & Equipment

  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of each session where possible, with the exception of oil paintings and sculpture works.
  • We cannot store materials at the Academy, so please take these to and from your sessions.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you a week before the start of your course.

Concessions and Discounts

We offer a number of concessions and discounts, please find more information on what we offer here.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher to be used on our courses then you can purchase these here.