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Animating the AccessArt village

This term’s project at Pelham Primary School’s After School Art Club has been to take part in a big participatory art project with AccessArt called the AccessArt Village

House collage

See details of this lovely embroidery and sculpture project as it developed by clicking the links below.

Stage 1    Stage 2    Completed Village   Animation Showreel

Our houses have now been delivered to AccessArt where they will become part of a larger installation and exhibition. To prolong the life of our work we decided to use the houses in a little animation project. They will also receive a little postcard memento of the project at today’s class until the work finds its way back to us!

Veena reminded the children how to use a stop motion app which you can download for free onto a tablet or phone. Its called imotion

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The children made some lovely props to go with their model houses and villages.DSC_0051 DSC_0052 DSC_0053 DSC_0054 DSC_0057

The little scenes they put together were gorgeous and full of imagination. It was lovely to see the children using and playing with their work, taking it in new directions to explore new ideas.DSC_0059 DSC_0075 DSC_0076 DSC_0077 DSC_0078 DSC_0079 DSC_0083 DSC_0086 DSC_0088 DSC_0092

They experimented with different ways to move their characters around when filming – so you couldn’t see fingers in the shots and the characters stayed upright.DSC_0096 DSC_0099 DSC_0102 DSC_0108 DSC_0109 IMG_4012

The children wrote stories and storyboards to help them direct their production.IMG_4018 IMG_4022 IMG_6361 IMG_6362 IMG_6402 IMG_6404

 

You can view some of the animations by clicking the image link to the showreel below – we have had some technical hitches with a couple of the films – but we hope to add them to the showreel shortly!

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The AccessArt Village will be touring shortly please see the link below for more details

AccessArt Village

The nearest exhibition venue to you is Brentwood Gallery in Romford.  The AccessArt Village will be there during January 2018. If there is demand perhaps we will plan a trip to see it.

http://www.fbaok.co.uk/brentwood-road-gallery/

Access Art have been very impressed with our work as you can see from their words below.

Hi Annabel,

Thank you so much for sending me the details of your AccessArt Village posts.

We’re really impressed with the way that you’ve structured the activities and the dedication and all the hard work the children have put into the project.  The houses are beautiful, so full of character - and the colour and all the little details and textures are gorgeous!  I especially love the props the children made, they really brings the houses alive - so imaginative!

You’ve done a wonderful job making the houses stand up and we’re looking forward very much to receiving them.

Please thank the children and send them our congratulations.

With Very Best Wishes

Andrea and all at AccessArt

 

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