We offer a range of entertaining, engaging and educational workshops that give participants the opportunity to learn about the unique skills behind the making of our films and TV shows, have a go at crafting their own creations – and most importantly – have loads of fun while doing it! The sessions are ideal for schools, museums and festivals, and suitable for people of all ages.

At our Model Making Workshops, participants learn to sculpt our classic characters from clay, while our Storyboarding Workshops teach participants how to bring their ideas to life by creating their own storyboard. We also run adult-focused team building Away Day Workshops for corporate clients.

Alternatively, if you’d like to attend an existing public workshop, check out the Workshops Calendar to see our upcoming listings.

Workshops Calendar

We could be coming to a town near you! Check out our calendar to see upcoming public workshops. Click on the links to book your tickets directly with the venues.
20 February 2020 Model Making workshops Avenham Pavilion Preston
21 February 2020 Model Making workshops The Harris Museum Preston
21 February 2020 Model Making workshops Rheged Centre Penrith
22 February 2020 Model Making workshops Nonsuch Studios Nottingham
22 February 2020 Model Making workshops The Blake Theatre Monmouth
15 March 2020 Model Making workshops Stroud Film Festival Stroud
5 April 2020 Talk + Q&A workshops Science of Cinema Stoke-on-Trent
25 April 2020 Model Making workshops Wotton Arts Festival Gloucestershire
26 April 2020 Model Making workshops Cardiff Children's Literature Festival Cardiff
23 May 2020 Model Making workshops Shindig Festival Somerset
31 May 2020 Live Concert & Model Making workshops Musical Marvels Bristol
6 June 2020 Model Making workshops Solihull BookFest Solihull

We do more

We do more than just workshops! The Attractions & Live Experiences department specialises in creating immersive experiences that the whole family can enjoy. Whether you’re planning an exhibition, event, or working on a new attraction, we’d love to hear from you. If you’re interested in partnering with us, get in touch at:


Aardman have been a pleasure to work with through the whole process on every occasion we’ve booked them – no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who might be thinking of a workshop for their events!

BBC See Hear Festival

It has been an honour and a pleasure to have Aardman involved in the festival this year. The model making workshops added another dimension to our off stage entertainment programme and have proved to be a hugely popular and unique experience for adults and children alike.

End of the Road Festival

We ran a series of model making workshops with Aardman at 4 different cinemas over half term for both families and adults, and our audiences utterly loved them. The workshops were creative, inclusive for all abilities and for young people with additional needs, and everyone was so proud of their finished Shauns and Gromits. Aardman were fantastic at every stage from planning to delivery, so we will definitely try to work with the again.

Picturehouse Cinemas

The workshops were fantastic, really engaging and fun. Everyone really enjoyed making their models and we would recommend the workshops for other festivals and events.

National Trust

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