The Big Draw at TAAG – Programme of Events

TAAG’s “Animated Magic!” Big Draw Event

What’s On

There’s a whole range of exciting activities taking place between 14-27 October at the Big Draw event at TAAG in Northumberland Place, Teignmouth!

This year’s theme is “Living Lines” – aka animation – so come along and watch animations made by local artists and children, and if you want to learn how to make your own animated films, join in with some of the fab workshop activities we’ve got lined up. There is something for everyone, whether you’re 2 or 102!

We’ll be open every day between 10am to 5pm showing animated films made by local artists and children specially for the Big Draw, and displaying “behind the scenes” and still images to give an insight into how the animations were made.

Programme of Activities and Workshops

All day every day: Cartoon Hall of Fame: Come and grab some paper and pencils and draw your favourite cartoon character! You can take your picture home or pop it on the wall in our gallery area for everyone to admire! All ages: free drawing activity (suggested donation £1 to go to the brilliant Helen Foundation who have partly funded this year’s Big Draw).

18th October: Drive-In Cinema: Make your own cardboard box car and motor into our drive-in cinema to watch a selection of short animations specially selected for tinies. Booking essential. 11-12.30: Under-5s. £3, parents/carers free

19th and 26th October: Living Lines Drop-In animation workshopJoin Small World Animations’ Claire Evans and make your own hand-drawn animation. 11am-1pm: all ages; free (suggested donation £2)

 21 October: Comics Club Animation Workshop Special! Design, make and animate your own superhero character in this Halloween-themed workshop! Can your superhero defeat the crazy scientist’s diabolical monsters? 10am-12pm: ages 5 and up (5-7 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); £3 per child; booking essential

 24th October: Drive-In Cinema: Come and make your own cardboard box car and motor into our drive-in cinema to watch a selection of short animations specially selected for 5-10 year olds. Booking essential. 11-12.30: Over 5s and up. £3, parents/carers free; booking essential


Animation Project with Magic Carpet

This was so much fun, and everyone made brilliant characters to go in our animations. Here for your delight and delectation is “The Adventures of Robin Hood!”  Enjoy! 🙂

Announcing the Big Draw in Teignmouth!

The Big Draw at TAAG in Teignmouth is starting on 14 October with exciting exhibitions, screenings and workshops for everyone!

Come and make your own animated superhero at the Comics Club animation special, find out how we made the intriguing animated drawings and paintings on show, or make your own box-car chevvy and motor along to the kids drive-in movie! Details below – and get in touch via email 😀

Bristol festival of Puppetry – Your Stop-mo Animations!

Hi Guys, here are your animations. I’ve put them up on Youtube, I hope you like them!

If you were in the morning session click HERE

If you were at the afternoon session click HERE

I had a great time working with you all, I hope you had a lot of fun too! 🙂


Stop Motion Workshops at Bristol festival of Puppetry!

What a blast we had at BFP!! Two sold out stop motion workshops at The Watershed in Bristol  and lots of creativity and brilliant characters with a bunch of very imaginative and creative kids 🙂

Animations coming soon, here are some photos from the day, courtesy of the lovely Alena who helped out brilliantly during both sessions!

Arts for Wellbeing Project

Over the summer I’ve been working on a really interesting pilot project for Magic Carpet at Ide Surgery in Exeter, based on evidence that creativity and arts activities have a big part to play in wellbeing.

Every Thursday afternoon for six weeks I’ve set up a small table with printing equipment in the surgery reception area and invited people to take part and make a small nature monoprint while waiting for the doctor or nurse.

Some people declined, but chatted about hobbies and pastimes, while many, aged anywhere between 4 and 90 were happy to have a go, and very pleased with what they were able to produce in the ten minutes it took them to make their print.

I gained lots of useful insights during the project, and the hope is to set up a more permanent arts for wellbeing project with the surgery, which from chatting to patients and carers would be very welcome and highly beneficial.


Family Doodle-Oo!!

Last kids workshop of the summer, folks! Come down and doodle a giant monster on the wall, film animated doodles in a paperback book and doodle your own take-home cardboard chicken 😊

Samurai armour workshop

That was so much fun! Well done everyone who came, you all did brilliantly. And here are the photos to prove it 😀

Samurai armour workshop – in cardboard!

OK, am starting to get quite excited for next week’s CARDBOARD SAMURAI ARMOUR WORKSHOP!! Here’s a pic of an early prototype, now to decorate it with all manner of things – bubble wrap, fabric, cardboard and plastic recycled bits and bobs…

Come down to TAAG next Wednesday morning if you want to join in, but please BOOK FIRST as it looks like it will be busy 🙂

And LADIES it’s not just for the boys, there were WOMEN SAMURAI WARRIORS too!!

Get in touch if you need more info and to BOOK. Look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Jelly Baby Animation Workshop!!

This Wednesday at TAAG!!! Make sure you book asap!!

Summer Comic Club!

Small World Awesome Comics Club was specially Awesome on Saturday, featuring future toilet, future flying/walking house and future Robin Hood. Also. A 3D future lift! AWESOME!!! 🙂

Small World Summer Art Club at TAAG!

Wahoo! It’s nearly time for the summer holidays, and Small World is bringing you some cool arty activities to keep you amused 🙂 Ranging from animation and comics to puppetry and cardboard samurai-armour making, you should find something that makes you want to get creative!

Get in touch to book and for more details.

Hope to see you there (or on the beach!)  🙂