Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Magic movies.

One of my year 6 classes have just finished creating animated movies using shadow puppets from a previous activity. We have 5 iPads to share in the art studio so the children had to work collaboratively with five or so others.

 I selected the groups of children that would not normally choose to work together and appointed a group leader who was to make sure everyone was involved.  They had to use one puppet from each person in their group and come up with a story to animate. They had freedom to explore their backdrops using materials from around the room. 

After finishing our work we reflected on what made a good collaborative group. All groups agreed that cooperating and listening to each other's ideas was important as was coming to a consensus or using a bit of everyone's ideas somewhere in their film. The other thing was to make sure everyone was involved with jobs to do and making sure everyone had a turn at 'the fun stuff' 

My other year 6 classwill be starting theirs very soon. Theirs will be slightly different because theirs will be linked to their water wise, environment and geography units. 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Art club today.

Every Tuesday lunch time I open my doors for kids to come and explore their own ideas in a self directed way. Some kids bring projects from home others just enjoy a creative safe space. Here's what was going on today in art club.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Just gorgeous

Observed in today's yr 5 chalky pastel landscape activity.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Lovely landscapes.

The children in years 4 and 5 have been learning about how diminishing, one point perspective is used to create a sense of space. 

We thought about a place that our puppets might live in when coming up with ideas.

The year threes in the 3/4 class also did landscapes. They were not required to use one point perspective but many of them found it intriguing and decided to give it a go. The results are pretty stunning!

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Animation fascination

The year 6 kids are using their puppets made in previous lessons to create some animations.
I selected groups (not the people they would usually choose - just to mix it up a bit ), the children had to select one puppet created by each person in the group and come up with a little story. 
Some kids spent time creating interesting collage backgrounds and props,
Some kids got right into it .... and had to start over,
All of them seemed to enjoy it! 
Next week we'll do some more. ( Then I'll need to figure out how to upload them here! )