Animation Workshops

Animation workshop, participant animates on a paper stripe for a Zoetrope

Workshops in different Animation Techniques

Workshops in different Animation Techniques

Benefit from my experience


Since 1996 I have been offering animation workshops in different animation techniques. The workshops benefit from my experience as a director, producer and animator of short films and as a producer of commercials since 1982.



Learn more about the individual  workshops


Zoetrope Workshop

Cut-out Animation Workshop

Stop Motion Workshop

Pixilation Workshop

Paint on Glass Animation Workshop



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Practical Work and diverse Learning Opportunities

Participants learn how to animate or produce a complete animated film through practical work.



Creativity and technology


Depending on the topic of the workshop, the participants work, for example, with certain trick techniques and explore the expressive possibilities of animation. They develop their own stories and deal with dramaturgy. They work with film-specific tools or computer programmes. Or they add music and sounds to the film stories.

In this work, talents emerge or new interests develop.



Organisation and cooperation


Alone or as part of a production team, participants learn to structure the production process. In group work, they practise coordinating the work in a team to achieve a common goal. Team spirit, motivation and reliability are trained.


BVR - Federal Association of the German Volks- u. Raiffeisenbanken, Germany

On behalf of the BVR, I have been running annual one-week animation workshops in various animation techniques for German prize-winners of the European youth creativ competition since 2006.

The workshop results were presented as part of a final presentation either as a film or as a performance like The Spinning Animation Show.


Each workshop referred to the specific motto of the summer academy, such as ‘Imagine’, ‘Balance’, ‘Bridges’, ‘Flow’ or ‘Oikos’.


participants and group size: 6 – 12 pupils aged 12 – 19 years)
duration: 6 days, with final presentation
animation technique: cartoon, cut-out, stop motion, pixilation, spinning animation, paint-on-glass and experimental
workshop place: International Educational Institute Scheersberg, Germany
staff: 1 pedagogic assistant

Goethe Institute Amman, Royal Film Commission Jordan (RFC)

A stop motion workshop commissioned by the Goethe-Institut in Amman in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission Jordan (RFC).

Participants built figures out of wire and gained experience in stop motion animation and animation film recording techniques.


language: English
participants and group size: 12 participants, animation trainees and professionals
duration: 3 days
animation technique: stop motion with puppets made from wire and plasticine
workshop place: Royal Film Commission Jordan (RFC)
staff: 1 assistant

City of Straubing, Technical and vocational Secondary School - FOSBOS Straubing, Germany

A Zoetrope workshop with a final Spinning Animation Show were commissioned by the city of Straubing on the occasion of the celebrations “800 years of the new city of Straubing”.


I came up with the idea of telling the story of the city with Zoetropes and other optical devices and named the concept ‘The Spinning History’.


Together with the city archive and the State Technical and Vocational Secondary School FOSBOS Straubing I developed a 40-minute show as part of a six-month Zoetrope workshop.


The students majoring in graphic design created 80 animation loops on historical events in the city, each with 15 drawings on paper strips or discs, on records or on transparent Plexiglas. The students themselves presented the results in an elaborate audiovisual show with eight optical devices, e.g. Zoetropes, Praxinoscopes or on turntables in combination with stroboscope and UV light.


participants and group size: 30 creative trainees
duration: 6 months with 4 workshops at the school and continuous remote support of the ongoing project from Kassel
animation technique: animation loops with 2D (drawing, painting, foto-collage) and 3D materials (Plasticine, folded paper, grains, cotton wool, strings, etc.)
workshop place: Technical College for Design FOSBOS Straubing, design craft department
staff: cooperation with the regular teachers for design at FOSBOS


Watch a making-of by FOSBOS Straubing (German) or read the articles History of a City in Animation (German) or When the Pictures learned to move (German).

Excerpt of 80 cycle animations.

Report by Niederbayern TV

Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin, and German Film Institute, Frankfurt, Germany

With the drawing artist and co-director of VIRTUOS VIRTUELL, Maja Oschmann, I held a one-day workshop on the topic of music visualisation.


Under the direction of Maja, the participants drew with charcoal and black ink on paper. They visualized their emotions to the music they were listening to.


In the second half of the day, I took over the workshop. The participants drew, modelled or collaged animation cycles on strips of paper. Accompanied by a participant’s live interpretation of the animations on violin, the other attendees viewed their results on a Zoetrope. Finally, they did a short 2D-animation on a chalkboard.



participants and group size: 20 educationists of museums, theatres and art galleries
duration: 1 day
animation technique: painting on paper to music, animation on paper stripes and on a chalkboard
workshop place: Kinder-Künste-Zentrum, Berlin

More References / Clients

Grammar School An der Stenner, Iserlohn (Read a report.)

Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg

Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Hanau Youth Educational Institute

State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe

Kassel College of Art

Ludwigsgymnasium Straubing (Read a report.)

University of Television and Film Munich

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