Modelling mania at Petworth House

C121027-3 Mid Pet Wallace  phot kate'Figures made by brothers Ben, ten,  and Nathanial Jesse seven and Douglas Lansley, nine.C121027-3
C121027-3 Mid Pet Wallace phot kate'Figures made by brothers Ben, ten, and Nathanial Jesse seven and Douglas Lansley, nine.C121027-3

WALLACE and Gromit lovers got crafty and took part in a workshop under the guidance of a top Aardman animator model.

Around 20 children and adults came along to make their very own ‘Gromit’, with the expert guidance of model maker Jim Parkyn in the workshop held at Petworth House.

Jim Parkyn has worked for Aardman for 12 years and has worked on famous titles including Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit.

“It was really interesting and great fun learning how they actually make a Gromit,” said Grace Bladen, 14, from Petworth.

Visitors to the workshop got creative and used the exact materials used in the Aardman studio to create Wallace’s trusty companion.

Hilary Cuningham, learning and outreach co-ordinator at Petworth House, said: “We have had so much fun with animation so far this summer. The workshop was fantastic and it was great to watch the children bring their imagination to life.”