Hullabaloo Children’s Arts Festival 2017!

We were recently invited to Edenderry Youth Cafe to host a series of claymation workshops as part of the Hullabaloo Children’s Arts Festival programme this year!
Here’s the completed video:

If you’d like to book us in for an animation workshop with your school, organisation, or company you can get in touch with us via or using this contact form:

Introduction to Experimental Animation is back!




Due to popular demand our Intro to Experimental Animation course has returned!

The course runs 7-9.30pm every Tuesday from November 1st, and provides a solid foundation in various forms of stopmotion and other experimental techniques!

You can book your place over at the A4 Sounds shop page here: LINK

Morphing Monster Animation Workshop



In this spooktacular workshop, children will be introduced to the dark art of hand drawn animation. They will design an unassuming character, and then transform it into a fantastical monster over the course of 5-8 drawings. They’ll also create some animation in a flipbook which they can bring home.
Price: 20 EUR
Book your place here: LINK
Sat 29th Oct
10.30am – 12pmWhere?
A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade,
Off Upper Dorset St
Dublin 1

Materials Required:
A4 will supply all necessary materials

Claymation Horror Film Workshop!


Participants will work in groups to create spine tingling scenes of animated horror, limited only by their own squeamishness. This workshop will no doubt be suited to animation enthusiasts of an unwholesome disposition. Paper Panther’s workshop facilitators hope that through engaging with the craft of plasticine animation, they might once again become moral and upright members of society. 

Not for the fainthearted.

Price: 30 EUR
Book your place here: LINK
Thurs 27th Oct
7pm – 9.30pm
A4 Sounds

St Joseph’s Parade,
Off Upper Dorset St
Dublin 1 

Materials Required:
A4 will supply all necessary materials

The Ark Event Guide Commission

We were recently asked to put together some illustration concepts for The Ark‘s upcoming event guide.

The main thrust was to create an image which showed stages in an action, or animation.
Here is what we cooked up for them:

A rough sketchy version


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Design wise, Eimhin was influenced by Roman Muradov’s work for this piece.You can view Roman’s work here:


A little rough animation using the above poses, showing them in situ


From here we provided another option, including animation drawings from Carol‘s film The Bird & the Whale:



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Animation drawings by Manuel Galiana, character design by Eimhin & Carol
And here’s some of the scene moving


We also have some upcoming workshops in the Ark:
Our first workshop is being hosted by PP’s Pádraig at the Ark as part of the Animation Art Show, with a more in depth series of workshops beginning in June and continuing into August which you can check out HERE, HERE, & HERE
We’ll be posting more information on those workshops once final details are all confirmed!



Sand Animation @ BCFE!

PP’s Pádraig recently  had the pleasure of hosting a Sand Animation workshop with the Animation Students of Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Many thanks to the participating students and the staff and board of BCFE!


Premiere of Mini Movies at OFFline Film Festival in Birr, Co. Offaly

The premiere of our latest workshop films will be happening on Thursday the 8th of October at noon in the Birr Theatre and Arts Centre! The films were made with the students of St. Brendan’s Community School in Birr.  Book your places now, you won’t want to miss them!








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Culture Night 2015 @ A4 Sounds!

We ran a sand animation workshop during this year’s A4 Sounds Culture Night Extravaganza!
Here’s some photos from the night too:

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Chester Beatty Library Animation Workshops – Summer 2015

The animations from our recent workshops with the Chester Beatty Library is now online!
Watch it here:

Throughout our 4 days with the Chester Beatty Creative Lab Club they produced Thaumatropes, Phenakistoscopes and Flipbooks, and then went on to create animation using sand, plasticine and pixilation inspired by the Chester Beatty Collection of artwork!

You can view the students Phenakistoscopes below:
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PURE Wicked Environmental Films on IrishTV

Screenshot 2015-08-05 16.19.47Our PURE Project environmental workshop films are featured in this recent piece on Tinahely’s PURE Exhibition which took place last month! Our segment begins at 6m 40s:

You can view the PURE Project funded films along with the rest of our student’s work on our Workshop Home Theatre page, enjoy!