In Claymation club focuses on experimentation and exploration. We look at and discuss the 12 principles of animation while trying out different stop motion techniques and character creation. We have put time in to creating characters and figures which are suitable to use in a stop motion animation taking in to account what makes a character effective (weight, manoeuvrability, expression and sturdiness). We also talk about the history of video effects and how simple tricks can be very effective. The skills from this can be transferred in to character design, sculpture and 3D digital manipulation software.