Welcome to the (new, improved!!) Small World Animations website. Small World is Claire Evans, a South West-based artist, specialising in creative learning through animation, drawing, illustration and shadow puppetry. I have over 10 years experience facilitating creative workshops for people of all ages and abilities – but specially children, in particular those from economically and socially disadvantaged areas, and children with special learning needs. I am a socially committed community practitioner and proud to be so.
I run lots of different kinds of creative learning workshops, including:
- 2D and 3D stop motion animation
- Shadow Puppetry – including (the very exciting) 3D shadow puppetry
- Slide-making and projection
- Drawing and Comics – including Big Draw events
- Model-making and Crafting
All these workshops are excellent fun with (secretly!) a healthy dollop of education. Small World workshops have been recognised as helping children with written, verbal and visual literacy, confidence-building, self-led learning, teamwork and – naturally – developing children’s creativity.
Recent work has included two animation projects for Daisi (Devon Artists in Schools Initiative) and The Light Works Project, a large-scale arts project which I devised and ran in Bristol last autumn, thanks to the funding I gained from the Arts Council, Bristol Neighbourhood Partnerships and the Institute of Physics. Featuring Shadow Puppetry, including 3D Shadow Puppetry, Slide Making and Projection, Black and White Analogue Photography and Projection Mapping, it was EPIC!! The feedback was great and lots of wonderful, creative work was made by local children. For more information check out The Light Works Project website.
So if you think a Small World workshop is what you might be looking for then get in touch!