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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Action and Animation

Our Key Stage 2 group at Pelham Primary school have continued the theme of movement and the figure. We started the term with some life drawing, which developed into small pipe cleaner sculptures. See earlier BLOG post -  The Moving body

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img_2380img_2390They moved on to create sculpted environments for their figures and were completely absorbed in their construction work.

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We used simple materials – paper, card, scissors, glue sticks and masking tape. img_2434 img_2437 img_2438

It was great to see how the children found a range of ways to use their imagination, working in 3D. This involved quite a bit of problem solving.img_2439

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Other simple activities were used as warm ups

Children started off with a scribble and passed on the sheet to try and create a figure from the lines made.

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We are not quite sure if they got the idea – they got so absorbed in scribbling and playing but you can just about see some figures emerging!

After scribbling they  drew a range of figures, creating a simple moving storyboard.

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Storyboards developed and finally were made into simple flick book animations, which was a challenging activity.

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Here are some of the flick book animations, which the children loved doing.
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We then worked on the topic super heroes to take the figure drawing project further into animation. The children worked in groups to come up with a story and a backdrop.
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The children then created props and a set using plasticine card and other modelling materials and made a short animation. They loved this process!
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Modelling figures with plasticine
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Creating backdrops
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Creating a story
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Filming the sequence using iPads and simple animation apps.
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Hopefully I can post the finished animations here in due course!

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