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Animation figures with artistA Creative Course to Progress You Towards Employment

Taking place in Settle & Skipton

This FREE 9 week training programme will help you learn new skills in a fun and unique way. 

Join us and work with animator Virpi Kettu to create unique animation films whilst at the same time learning new skills.

Virpi has worked on the likes of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Radiohead's latest music video. Join us to create your very own film.

You will:

  • Develop digital & IT skills
  • Learn presentation skills 
  • Develop your creativity
  • Build your confidence
  • Recieve 1:1 mentoring
  • Be part of a small group of people, make new friends and support networks
  • Recieve a certificate for completing the course

This course is available for FREE thanks to funding from the Humber Learning Consortium. We can cover your travel expenses and provide refreshments.

To be eligible to take part you must be live in North Yorkshire and you must also be either:

  • Female 18+ years
  • Male 50+ years
  • Any age or gender below 50 and be living with a disability

The Settle Course takes place at The Joinery in Settle from 10 am to 1pm

The Skipton Course takes place at Craven Arts Studio from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Feedback from our previous back to work programme:

'...One of the most rewarding things I have taken part in this year... the course has given me a renewed sense of self confidence to work along side other people in a team atmosphere. I have learned some very useful skills that I can now add to my skill-set in my search for work.' 

Dates for both courses:

23rd October, 30th October, 6th November, 13th November, 20th November, 27th November, 4th December, 11th December.

On the 17th December there is a full day presentation skills workshop which takes place for both groups in Settle. 

On the Thursday of every week from 23 October, there is a mentoring session in Settle from 2-4 pm. 

Only 6 places available on each course. 

To find out more about the programme please call Liz at Settle Stories on 01729 822292 or email

This project is funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants programme.