Michelle J. Andrew

Email: info@Michelle-J-Andrew.com        Phone: (+44) 1335 350504                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Address: 3 Okeover Hall Cottages, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BQ


Masters by Negotiated Study (MA) – Stop Motion Animation, Costuming and Model Making

Staffordshire University, UK – September 2015 – September 2017


Certificate of Higher Education (first year of degree) – Stop Motion Animation and Puppet Making

Staffordshire University, UK – September 2014 – September 2015



MODULE TITLE                                . Module Mark (%) . Credits Gained
Animation Fundamentals                     . 71 60
Cinema: Film Analysis                           . 75 15
Sculpture for Animation                        . 75 15
Stop Motion Production Pipeline        . 90 30


Total Credits Passed: 120



• Puppet Costuming (Keith Frederick) – 2 days private tuition
• Cotswolds Miniatures weekend – 2 x 1 day workshops in miniature carving and corset making
• Stop Motion Animation (Chiodos Brothers) – 4 day live web course (certified)
• Animation and Puppet Making (Jim Parkyn, Aardman ) – 1 day workshop Bristol Puppet Festival
• Animation Puppets (Mary Murphy) – 1 day workshop Bristol Puppet Festival
• Directing Animation (Barry Purves) – 1 day group workshop Bristol Puppet Festival
• Theatre Lighting (Little Angel Theatre) – 1 day group workshop
• Mastering Marionettes (Scott Land) – 3 day live web course (certified)
• Puppeteering (Handspring Puppet Company (War Horse)) – 2 x 1.5 day group workshops
• Puppet making and Automata (Puppeteers of America Festival) – various over 5 days
• Puppets for TV (Marcus Clarke) – 1 day group workshop
• Animatronics (David McGoran) – 1 day workshop Bristol Puppet Festival
• Scale Model Making (David Neat) – 2 days private tuition
• Architectural Model Making (London School of Film and Television) – 2 day group workshop
• Life drawing (Wirksworth School)– 6 evening classes


SELF-PACED WEB COURSES COMPLETED                                                                                                                                       
• Miniature wig making (AforArtistic)
• Miniature shoe making (AforArtistic)
• Fur and Flocking (SWSCA)
• Ball-jointed doll making (Joe MacPhale)
• Mad Hatter Marionette (AforArtistic)
• Sculpting a Maquette (SWSCA)
• Sculpting a female figure in Cx5 (SWSCA)
• Monster drawing techniques (SWSCA)
• How to draw characters (SWSCA)
• Sketchbook drawing; Portraits in coloured pencil (Craftsy)
• Animatronics Eye Mechanism (SWSCA)
• American South – history and art (Coursera)
• Writing for young readers (Coursera)
• Write story books for children (Online)
• Learning how to learn (Coursera)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ________________________________________________________________________

• Costuming – hand sewn and machine sewn full size and miniature puppet and doll costumes, shoes, hats and accessories, tapestry, soft furnishings
• Doll Making – doe skin, suede, cotton, nylon including needle sculpting techniques, wigging
• Miniature Needlecrafts – crochet, tatting, embroidery, tapestry, quilting and clones lace
• Over 35 years of knitting experience including miniature knitting at 1:12 scale and 1:24 scale
• Animation Puppet Design and Fabrication – wire armatures and sculpted, molded and cast silicone bodies or fabric needle sculpted bodies and faces
• Puppet Making – Wooden marionettes; prototype for Pelham Puppets; polymerclay marionettes, rod and glove puppets, animal masks, large latex hand puppets, cloth body and mixed media puppets, dolls and stuffed toys.
• Sculpting – WED (water based potter) clay, Polymer clay (Fimo and Sculpey), Wax (Cx5). Paperclay and papier mache
• Molding in silicone, plaster and gelflex; multi-part molds
• Casting in resin (various types), neoprene, latex, flumo, liquache
• Scale sets for stop motion animation in 1:6 scale – furniture, soft furnishings, rugs, trees, flowers, lamps
• Wood, Metal, Plastic, Styrene, Acrylic, Glass, Card, Paper – Wooden furniture and props. vacuum forming; die cutting, painting and finishing effects
• Art – pencil, charcoal, coloured pencil, ink, scratch art (scrapofoil), acrylics, digital painting (Photoshop), life drawing (evening workshops and university lessons), glass painting, stained glass, glass blowing
• Tools – regular, safe use of power tools for soldering, drilling, band saw, rotary tool
• PC Skills – MS Office, WordPress, Photoshop, Premier Pro, Maya
• Personal Skills – team working, training, communication, report writing, procedural documentation, presenting, people and project management