Darren Mason

Darren Mason biography

A full time SEN teaching assistant with a passion for participatory animation.

I studied a BTEC in art and design at Grimsby Institute of further and higher education, during this time I started playing around with stop motion animation.

I then moved down to Wrexham where I studied a BA (HONS) in animation at Glyndwr University and as well as stop motion, I started experimenting with other methods including cut out, hand drawn and pastels. 

As part of my Masters, I started setting up animation workshops and I found them to be both enjoyable and beneficial to participants and myself. The workshops allowed participants to develop skills in team work, problem solving and confidence building.

I have worked with schools and local communities with a diverse range of participants from primary aged children up to adult learners.

As well as animation I enjoy sketching and lino printing.

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