The lids had so much fun at The Beacon in Exeter last Thursday – here’s your film, guys, I hope you enjoy it!
An art-technology mashup!
First, the guys drew a jungle-forest backgound, and then, separately, created some fierce animal characters which we cut out and animated against a green screen.
Then, through the magic of digital media, we overlayed the animation on the background, and projected the whole thing onto a screen and, as you can see,! had a lot of fun interacting with our scary creations!
The animation we made:
Plus some pics of an interactive shadow puppet and projection workshop I ran with the same group at the end of 2018, but didn’t get time to post.. The guys made drawings of scenes from the Nativity story and black card shadow puppet characters, then I projected their drawings and they reenacted the story with their puppets on the big screen. We also made animal hats so participants could interact with the screen as a shadow puppet themselves. This was all done in a day – interactive digital media can make for very magical experiences for people.
Today we explored “black and white” (and a bit of colour!). Everyone got into the idea, from black and white animals to old silent movie stars, and made some beautiful large-scale charcoal and chalk drawings. In the afternoon we had a look at op-art and made some zebras on zebra crossings (which made our eyes go funny …)
So to kick off 2019 here’s the pdf from last term’s Comics Club at Bishopsteignton Primary (see below).
It’s the last for a while, as Comics Club will now morph into Creative Club, which will feature a wider range of creative activities including puppets, drawing and illustration, cameraless photography, kites, and clay modelmaking 🙂
TOMORROW!! Come down at 11am and make a rocket comic with me! £2 per child we’re running till 12.30pm. Hope to see you there!
What a brilliant, creative workshop! Thanks to Cathy and Caroline for helping out and to the children and their families for coming and getiing into the activity so enthusiastically,. And the result was some rather lovely, unique rocket comics 🙂