Summer Workshops for Kids

Published On July 5, 2012 | By We Love Brighton | Theatre & Arts Features

The Duke of York’s will be opening its doors this summer holidays to invite children to come and learn about the history of film and the moving image. They will be hosting workshops twice a week followed by screenings of alternative, lesser known, and cult kids’ films.

The Summer Kids Club workshops will be running from the 23rd July to the 9th August, on Mondays and Thursdays from 9.45am until 11.15am for children aged 8+, followed by a film screening.

Places for the workshops will be limited to 25 kids per session. Film screenings will be open to the general public. Films Include – FANTASTIC MR FOX, KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS, LABYRINTH, MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO, BUGSY MALONE and THE WIZARD OF OZ

The main ethos behind this series of fun and engaging workshops is to give kids a better understanding of techniques of film that may be lesser known, or on the way out, with the advent of digital photography and cinema, whilst giving tribute to the history of the still and moving image.

Week 1 will be an animation workshop in which we will be making flipbooks, creating characters and learning about how animation works.

Week 2 will be based around 35mm as a lesser used method in both film projection and photographic cameras, and even making pinhole cameras!

Week 3 will be looking at the history and the beginnings of early cinema, with a look at some of the earliest films, the reaction they caused and a look into silent films – we will also be making zoetropes; an old moving image device that paved the way for classic film techniques.

Each workshop will be followed by a film screening of cult, classic or inventive kids film that use unique methods or plot lines – these will be open to the public for a cost of £3.50 per person.

Workshops will cost £25 for two sessions including admittance to the film screenings afterwards or £22.50 for kids club members. For more information e-mail dukeofyorks@picturehouses.co.uk or call 01273 818 549

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