Animation Lab

How does a cartoon function? And a movie by Pixar? Have you ever wondered which are the techniques used in cartoon? This Lab has the aim to think about the use of technologie through a travel in the history of animation, from photography to cinema to the realisation of your own project of animation in stop-motion.

Thanks to your creativity and your manual skills, using modeling clay, or simple LEGO and other objects which will come alive using a special programme on iPad, you will create animation shorts.

From 6 to 14
(different ages according to the programme)


2, 6, 7, 11 august: Stop Motion
One day lab, for the youngest, from 6 to 10.

3-4-5 august and 8-9-10 august: Stop Motion Short Film
Three-day Lab (participation to the three sections is required), from 10 to 14.


Palacinema, Locarno (2° floor, entry from Conturbio street) (map)


This lab can host max 16 people.

In collaboration with