London College of Communication hosted a free animation workshop in Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre last week, with LCC students and graduates teaching members of the public to create stop-motion animations.

Delivered by artist, animator and BA (Hons) Animation graduate Nicola Francis in LCC Studio, guests of all ages used props, materials, puppets, clay and a professional animation camera set-up to make their own short videos.

“The idea of the workshop was to be really interactive and playful,” Nicola said. “We wanted to introduce people to animation in a way they may not have thought of before.

“All the visitors got the chance to contribute to a day-long collaboration piece, and people enjoyed to experiment and play.”

The workshop was one of a number of events hosted by LCC, running alongside LCC Degree Shows 2018: Show 2, as part of an ongoing series of public events, exhibitions and workshops hosted by the College.

Other events in the College’s Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre space as part of the annual Degree Shows included a Games Day, where visitors could play board games created by BA (Hons) Games Design students, a talk by recent graduates discussing their time at LCC, and a Photography Archive Exhibition.

Talking about the Animation Workshop, Gill Henderson, Regeneration and Cultural Partnerships Manager at LCC, said: “Free and public events like these are a great way for us to show local residents and members of the public the creative activities happening inside the College.

“Throughout the year we host many exhibitions, events and workshops both in the College and in the LCC Studio, our Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre space, that hundreds of members of the public enjoy and appreciate.

“In addition, our student and graduates regularly undertake community-focused projects, such as Talent Works, where students underwent training to create free websites for local charities, and Shop Front where our recent graduates designed and produced materials and branding for local businesses – and these are examples of the kind of projects we want to continue and expand over the next few years.”

Find out more about the range of public events hosted by London College of Communication.