sand animation workshops

Sand animation workshops

Sand animation workshops

The Courthouse Gallery is running two sand animation workshops facilitated by renown animator Steve Aiton, as part of the Pujiman exhibition public program. Young and old creatives are invited to explore how sand animations are created, learn about the various techniques involved and develop their own story to document and share.

Steven Aiton is a leading Western Australian animator, community arts facilitator and artist. Shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Art, he began his professional career with AWESOME Arts Australia as a project artist. He has since worked on many exciting regional and metropolitan projects and artist residencies including the Western Desert Kidney Health Project which was nominated for a Deadly Award in 2011. Steven runs professional development workshops and he teaches animation at Fremantle Arts Centre. He has also been involved in a research project about technology in the classroom. Steven is an accomplished 3D animation artist, his work has featured on television, in art exhibitions and film festivals.

Spots are limited so book immediately if you’d like to participate. Complete this form and return to Katie Evans at


We are now combining the adults and kids session to Sunday 18 February, 10am – 4pm. This means the general public can come in on Saturday, from 11am to 2pm and have a go at using the sand animation light box. Steve will be available at the Gallery during this time, and he’ll be sharing his knowledge and stories behind sand animation.

Sand Animation workshop

  • See how Pilbara based artists have been using sand animation to create original, inspiring short animated films and then learn the necessary techniques and skills to make your ow
  • Participants will practice specialised sand drawing techniques using simple tools, learn how to make a short story and then create a short animated film
  • The animations will be available to view and download online following the workshop
  • When: Sunday 18th February, 10am – 4pm
  • Where: Courthouse Gallery, 16 Edgar Street Port Hedland
  • Cost: $80 per person, all materials provided