Glow Club specialises in developing animations, one-off arts projects, workshops and performances for a wide variety of organisations and venues as well as for specific events and occasions. We work with community groups, schools, museums, libraries, businesses and charities, to help bring ideas to life.
If you need an informational, educational or promotional animation, the team at Glow can help. Animation is a fantastic medium for communicating complex ideas clearly and memorably to an audience. Whatever the context, animation can be used to explain and promote ideas in a new and exciting way. For use in the classroom or boardroom, we can accommodate the needs of professionals working across all sectors and offer animations in a range of different styles.
How much does it cost?
The price of your animation will depend on the length and complexity of your project, so before you get started and to help you plan your budget, prices generally range from £700 to £1000 per minute of animation.
How long does it take?
On average, a minute of animation takes approximately 1 month to complete from start to finish.
Drop us a line for a quote or to chat about your needs and let Glow help you bring your vision to life.
The Big Draw
The Big Draw champions drawing as a powerful tool for invention, for communicating complex concepts, and for its power to engage people with collections and exhibitions in museums, gallery and heritage sites. From 1st-31st October, every year, The Big Draw Festival invites people of all ages, levels and abilities to take part in drawing activities; anyone can get involved. See the following link for more information: http://www.thebigdraw.org/#
2015: Every Drawing Tells A Story
In 2015, Glow delivered Witches, Woods and Riding Hoods: an exciting and engaging daylong programme of visual arts workshops which was designed for both schools and as a drop-in activity with the general public. Inspired by popular traditional tales, the workshops helped participants to create brand new stories and characters using illustration, animation and comic book art. Workshops included Wolfie’s Day Out, where the participants learnt fun and accessible techniques used by successful comic artists including composition, framing and perspective, and they even created their own stop-motion animation during The Search for Cinderella!
2016: STEAM Powered
Last year, Glow delivered STEAM, Teams and Wacky Machines: an exciting and engaging visual arts workshop which was designed for both schools and as a drop-in activity for the general public. Inspired by Britain’s legendary innovators and inventors, this drawing and animation activity allowed our budding inventors and artists to not only design fantastical machines, but to animate them using cut out animation and state of the art animation tools. Participants were introduced to both the world of the inventor and the world of the concept artist, designing their own cars, flying machines and even steam powered vending machines!
2017: Living Lines
This year, Glow were inspired by Candace Whitman’s Lines That Wiggle, which asks the reader to follow the line that runs through the picture book and turn it into all kinds of things. Large boards which stood up were set in the space, allowing anyone who stopped by to contribute to. Words from Candace’s book also featured on these boards, inspiring participants to think about what lines can do and to consider how they could create their own lines that wiggled or sprouted. Following this, these 2D images were taken away and animated to actually wiggle or sprout and share with participants afterwards.
Edgewick Community Primary School and Glow received funding from the John Thaw Foundation and the Aylesford Family Charitable Trust to deliver ‘We HeART Foleshill’. The event was co-ordinated by Glow and the aim of the project was to celebrate the creativity and diversity of the Foleshill community and beyond, offering children and families the chance to bring their own stories to life in a huge mural decorating the walls of the Primary School hall before it was knocked down.
Over 100 people came along to the arts days to help decorate the walls of Edgewick community Primary School Hall with pictures, stories and colours – from pupils at the school and their families, to pupils from neighbouring schools and further afield.
The room was transformed into a historical artefact with all joining in to commemorate the rich history of the community. The mural visually documented the history of Foleshill, including depictions of early rural Foleshill, St Laurence’s Church, the canal and Courtaulds factory.
Professional mural artists Daisy WhiteWolf and Murray Somerville were commissioned by Glow to lead arts workshops throughout.
Jayne McHale, Headteacher at Edgewick Primary School
A touching and personal performance developed by Glow to mark the centenary of the First World War.
When Nelly discovers a card-board box filled with letters, in the attic of her late mother’s house, an unlikely tale of young love is uncovered.
‘Gladys’ is the touching story of a young woman, who like millions of others at home during the First World War, awaits the return of her man with aching suspense.
In this story, hope is sustained and a relationship blossoms through little more than written correspondence.
Joe Andrew, Chair of HAHO
“We engaged Gloria Lowe to perform a 20-30 minute slot of story-telling as a segment of a weekend of World War I activities organised by HAHO (Hartshill and Harpfields Occasions); the weekend (2-3 August 2014) was part of our Heritage Lottery funded project ‘Hartshill in World War I: then and now’.
We were first recommended to contact Gloria by a local arts group, B Arts, on the basis of a series of highly thought of performances and activities that Gloria had recently undertaken at our local NHS Trust. I met with Gloria and corresponded with her by email in the weeks leading up to weekend to arrange the format of the performance, its contents, fee, and all other practical arrangements.
The performance itself, entitled ‘Gladys’, was both very enjoyable, but also moving and very much ‘spoke to’ the brief, and to the occasion. Clearly, it was based on extensive research into the subject-matter, and was based around a series of letters between a young woman during WWI and her ‘sweetheart’, letters which had been ‘discovered’ in the present. In this sense, Gloria responded exactly to the remit of ‘then and ‘now’. Her performance was skilful, passionate and very authentic. As a result of both the factual research and her performing skills, the audience was able to gain real insight into the situation of the young couple in Hartshill, Stoke on Trent 100 years ago, and to be touched by it.”
Peace of mind
Glow takes seriously our responsibility to promote children’s welfare and safeguard all young people in our care. By working together to safeguard and protect children and young people, we can create a space in which they feel valued and capable.