Sparky Ink were delighted to be invited to meet with a new group of ‘inkers and thinkers’ in Chesterfield on Friday 13th January. Local group Chesterfield Autism Acceptance Group; who meet monthly at the Social Enterprise Monkey Park which is based in Chesterfield, invited us to meet the group and run a taster session. So we grabbed our gear and went over. We were met by a warm reception of lively individuals who wanted to know more about what Sparky Ink Studio was about, the workshops we run and our involvement within the Autism community.
As part of the taster session we made a human animation with the whole of the group, which involved a chain of participants creating a ‘Abbey Road’ inspired crossing of the whole of the cafe, right in the heart of Monkey Park. The group had no stage fright and worked well together responding to the camera in-between bouts of laughter as they created the animation. The roars of laughter at the end of filming while watching the footage demonstrated the fun and enjoyment of participating in the taster. Over coffee and jaffa cakes our team helped share some of our skills and helped to make a ‘Mario’ inspired table top stop-motion animation with a few of the younger members.
The Chesterfield Autism Acceptance Group is a fairly new group and was started up to help support people with Autism and their families in the area. As a Studio who is positive about Autism we were really pleased to have been asked to run the taster. Not only is it a chance to meet new people but also to do something fun and take people out of their comfort zones to work together and participate is a group activity. It was also good for us as a studio to get out and about and meet new people in the area.
Fantastic encouragement for all in involved!
‘Mario’ inspired Table Top Stop-Motion Animation.
Thank you to all at Chesterfield Autism Acceptance Group and Monkey Park for your kind hospitality, fantastic coffee and your warm welcome.
If you would like to find out more about the Chesterfield Autism Acceptance Group check out their face book page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/166474650472022/