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Throughout lockdown, the team behind the Netpark Wellbeing Project have been hosting online creative sessions, reaching participants through Zoom and phonecalls. Emma and Ian have been sending free packs of art materials to participants, ensuring that everyone can take part in these artist-led sessions from the comfort and safety of their homes.

On Monday 27 July, remote artist in residence Taylor Smith hosted an animation workshop for the project.
Via Zoom, Taylor led a series of warmup exercises, which allowed the group to practice animation principles, create characters and environments.

Using simple materials and a free animation app (Stop Motion Studio), the group created the animations you can see below.

To view more work from the Netpark Wellbeing Project participants, follow them on Instagram or view the gallery here.

Netpark Wellbeing Project invites people with anxiety, depression, social isolation and dementia to explore digital and traditional art. Prior to the lockdown, the project makes great use of the beautiful grounds of Chalkwell Park, where Metal Art School is located.

Animation with Netpark Wellbeing Project & Taylor Jack Smith