Nov 23

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COURSE: Stop Motion Puppet Fabrication

Member Price


Non-Member Price


About this Event

Build a stop motion puppet of your own design

Registration closes on November 21st, 2022

Cost includes a 3.5% processing fee

This is a 3-part course. Please make sure you are available for all 3 dates.

Beginner and/or Intermediate Animators:

No prior animation experience needed! Participants will be guided through the puppet-building process from beginning to end. Intermediate animators are welcome.

Cost includes $20 Course kit (details below)

About the Course

Are you interested in learning character animation in Stop Motion? First thing you’re going to need is a puppet to animate with! In this 3-day course you will build a stop motion puppet of your own design, and leave with a camera ready puppet for animating. The puppet will be made of aluminum wire and 2-part apoxy, some more dynamic design may require some Super Sculpey and Tin Foil. The 3 days will be broken into:

  • Day 1 Character Design/Armature Design
  • Day 2 Sculpting Puppet
  • Day 3 Painting and finalizing look of puppet

The success of the puppet completion will require some work from home as well. The more work you put in the better your final puppet will be.

About the Instructor

Scott Atkinson is a 2011 Sheridan College graduate with a PBAAA Honors Bachelor of Applied Arts Animation where he chose to focus on Stop-Motion and Sculptural Design. Scott has worked in the Stop Motion industry professionally for over 4 years and has had to opportunity work for studios such as Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Cuppa Coffee, and Heritage Canada. Throughout these productions Scott worked multiple positions including, Animator, Puppet Fabricator, Sculptor, and Set Dresser.


Required Materials

  • Course kit: Tie-downs, armature wire, Apoxie Sculpt, Super Sculpey, tin foil (included in cost of workshop)
  • Optional: TAIS can provide paper, pencils, wire cutters, pliers, paint and paintbrushes, but participants are welcome to bring their preferred drawing/painting materials to draw their design & paint their puppet

Date And Time

Wed, Nov 23, 2022

11:30 pm – 02:30 am

Wed, Nov 30, 2022

11:30 pm – 02:30 am

Wed, Dec 07, 2022

11:00 pm – 02:00 am


1411 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON, Canada


Scott Atkinson