Creature Story-telling Workshop
I collaborate with digital media artists SDNA to devise and deliver a multi-disciplinary creative writing workshops with pupils at Canonbury and Sacred Heart Schools in London, as part of their Creature workshop programme.
Pupils visualize their own 'imaginary creatures' through creating 2D collages and animate these using stop-frame animation and motion graphic software. I lead Creative Writing sessions and enable students give their creatures a unique voice and character. Using simple story-telling exercises and games, students work collaboratively in small groups to devise narratives for their creatures. The participants record their stories, which are then added as a soundscape to their animations.
In previous projects, pupils, parents and teachers were invited to attend an exhibition of their completed animations, collages and stories at the Bomb Factory Art Foundation Gallery.