Storytelling Workshop for Kids

Funding has been granted and the storytelling workshop is officially starting. Thanks Creative New Zealand!

Everything about the workshop

In this workshop, the kids will learn about the art of storytelling and how to use modern technologies to present their tales by creating a little film about them. The aim is for the stories to be about the kids’ communities so that they are encouraged to appreciate the place they live in.

These workshops are designed to stimulate young people’s creativity and foster their self-expression while interacting with their environment. They will come away with an enriching experience and a little film that will speak of their fantastic world and the community they belong to.

The goal is to create a fun little film about any story kiddos want to tell about their community.
The age group for these workshops is 8 to 12 years old.
Criteria Children living in South East Hamilton (Hillcrest, Hamilton East, Silverdale, Riverlea, University area) will have the priority to enrol.
The technique is 2D stop-motion animation and collage.
All the materials will be provided.
The kids need to come prepared with a story about their community or the place they live in. It can be about somebody they admire or find interesting within their family or neighbourhood, a place they like to go to in the vicinity, etc. We will develop the story further during the workshop. They are totally welcome to mix fiction with true facts.
The date/ timing & duration. 8 hours workshop in total.

  • Monday 10th July – 2:30pm -4:30pm
  • Tuesday 11th July – 2:30pm -4:30pm
  • Wednesday 12th July – 2:30pm -4:30pm
  • Friday 14th July – 2:30pm -4:30pm

The availability is limited to 10 kids.
The venue is Waimarie: Hamilton East Community House 53 wellington street, Hamilton East
There will be a film night at the end of the workshop to which family, friends and neighbours will be invited to enjoy the kids’ films. The screening is programmed for Monday the 17th of July 2017 at the Waimarie: Hamilton East Community House 53 wellington street, Hamilton East, 4:30pm. The kids will receive an award for their creations on this night too (Golden Cow Awards).
Workshop will be $20 only, This Workshop has been funded by the Creative Communities Scheme – Creative New Zealand. The cost of this workshop is normally $120 per kid, that is $30 per weekly session with all the materials and access to professional equipment included.

Below you can find a sample film Claudia created to illustrate what kids can create and a couple of films created by the kids during the trial workshop. The possibilities are endless for their imagination!

The man on Holbox Island by Claudia Latisnere

Tractor Chaos by Ethan

To register your young ones please complete the form or submit an email of interest to Anne Morgagni at Please include in your email your name, contact number, name and age of your kid.

We look forward to seeing the next films!

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