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Model Making Workshop with Jim Parkyn

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Saturday 24 – Monday 26 August 2024
11.30am – 4.30pm

For our summer of craft, we’re delighted to welcome back Jim Parkyn to Harewood, for a series of model making workshops as part of our Make It Harewood Weekends. 

This August Bank Holiday, join sculptor, model maker and character designer Jim Parkyn for a special model making workshop where you can make your very own Harewood creature!

With over 25 years in the animation industry, Jim has been involved in many best loved animations for Aardman Animations, the BBC and many other clients.

Suitable for all the family, all workshop participants will follow Jim Parkyn through a step-by-step demonstration as you craft your very own model some of Harewood’s most well known wildlife creatures!

Workshop times + details

The workshops are taking place on:

Workshop times:

These workshops are suitable for ages 4+
All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Ticket Price: £15 per person*

This workshop is taking place in the Education Suite, which is located upstairs, on the right hand side in the Courtyard.

*Please note a valid Harewood Membership or day ticket is required alongside your ticket to this workshop.

About Jim Parkyn

As a sculptor, model maker and character designer Jim is the helping hand behind many classic characters including Wallace and Gromit, Shaun The Sheep, Creature Comforts and animated feature films and commercials.

When not making modelling clay magic in the studio he can be found in schools and universities, festivals and corporate team building sessions sharing a life long passion for plasticine. Jim has not only added his touch of unique character and personality to many animations but is also a character designer for plush toy manufacturers and brands.

If this wasn’t enough he also has his own studio where he creates small films and online films for brands and charities. With a passion for wildlife and natural history and a studio loch side in Argyll you can even join him for animated adventures in Scotland.

With a lifelong passion for plasticine Jim has made it his mission to celebrate clay and curate a collection of plasticine products throughout the ages and to showcase the many uses of this unique art material.