© 2018 Clare Moloney

Creature Story-telling Workshop

I collaborated with digital media artists SDNA to devise and deliver a multi-disciplinary creative writing workshop with year 6 pupils at Canonbury School in London, as part of their Creature workshop programme.  

In previous sessions, pupils had already visualized their own 'imaginary creatures' through creating 2D collages and  animated these using stop-frame animation and motion graphic software. I led a Creative Writing session and helped students give their creatures a unique voice and character.  Using simple story-telling exercises and games, students worked collaboratively in small groups to devise narratives for their creatures. The participants recorded their stories, which were added as a soundscape to their animations.

Pupils, parents and teachers were invited to attend an exhibition of their completed animations, collages and stories at the Bomb Factory Art Foundation Gallery.