Focus: Draw your own characters and backgrounds on the iPad, then animate a story!

What will you do?: Learn frame-by-frame (flipchart) animation, keyframe animation, character and background drawing techniques – and much more! See ‘Course Content’ below for more information.

Ability level:  Beginner – Intermediate. No previous course needs to be completed to attend this course.

Age range: Available for all TECH:CLUB age groups. The courses will begin with the assumption that the children are new to animation and then progress at differentiated speeds based on the age group of the club and the ability of each individual child.

When is it on?:

Mini:Clubs are one-off sessions, they last 60 minutes. We are currently taking bookings for the clubs detailed below:

7 – 9 Club: Monday 1st March @ 15:30
10 – 12 Club: Monday 1st March @ 17:00
Teen Club: Monday 8th March @ 17:00


Required device(s): Works on iOS only (iPad/ iPhone)

Required software:

  • NAME: Do Ink Animation
  • COST: €5.49
  • Cocoon TECH:CLUB works best on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge

Course Content

Skills learned

  • Draw on-screen characters
  • Background drawing techniques
  • Frame-by-frame animating
  • Keyframe animation
  • Using timelines to create motion
  • Completing and publishing a finished movie

End Product

Create an animation with characters and story created entirely by you.  From blank screen/ page to finished movie, ready to share with friends and family.

Unique Learning Portal

- Personalised learning portals with live Tech Clubs
- Interactive motivation and rewards tool for parents
and children
- Live and archived webinars, as well as over 2,000
resources available 24/7 - the learning never stops!
- Reach out to expert mentors at any time -
personalised support to guarantee unlimited growth!
- One safe place to come and learn all the skills needed to be a success in the modern world

Other Skills Learned

  • Upload files to the cloud
  • Share a cloud folder
  • Create an ePortfolio
  • Share project safely through the
    cloud (with friends and family)

The Learning Journey

- For beginners and seasoned 'techies' - we scaffold the learning

- We'll help your child become great with technology

- The learning never stops - be an animator, a coder, or multimedia expert!