Create an animation using puppets in this family workshop.

Try your hand at animation in this fun workshop led by artist Reza Ben Gajra. Explore your own personal journeys by creating split pin puppets and make them fly, dance and move across the world. 

You’ll start by making a puppet, along with some possessions and vehicles, and then create a background made from an atlas to mount your puppets on. Next you’ll choose your journey. Will you start by packing your bags? Will your puppet swim or fly across the world? 

Led by Reza, you’ll then create your animation using your puppets and accessories, which you’ll be able to watch during the session and also on YouTube so you can show your friends and family at home. 

Whether you’re a seasoned animator or trying out animation for the first time, this workshop is perfect for all skill levels.

What’s included with my ticket?

Led by a professional artist with all materials provided, all you have to do is bring yourselves! Tickets also include free entry to the Museum so you can explore at your leisure.

About Reza Ben Gajra

Reza Ben Gajra is a visual artist living and working in London. His paintings and silverpoint drawings can be seen at Reza facilitates art and animation workshops for children, families and adults, working with major galleries and arts organisations including the Royal Opera House and Barbican. Reza also leads interactive cine-literacy sessions at the BFI. 


See our Family Visits page for information to help plan your visit.


Booking is essential. Please note you must book a ticket for everyone in your party, including adults.

This is a family workshop where parents or guardians take part with their child; no child can be left unattended.

Free Golden Tickets are available for local residents, families in receipt of Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Income Support, Personal Independence Payment and Job Seekers Allowance.

For booking enquiries please email or call 0207 8413595.