november, 2022

This is a repeating event

11nov2:30 pm3:45 pmBiophilic Claymation - Visual Arts, Film & Video with Adele Reeves

Event Details

9 – 14+

Part 1: Friday November 11, 2:30 – 3:45 pm
Part 2: Friday November 18, 2:30 – 3:45 pm

Biophilia means a love of life and living things.
Claymation means animating ‘clay’ sculptures.

In this workshop students will build puppets that can move and hold poses. We will use things found in nature to create them and their BIOPHILIC Worlds (spaces that use Natural lighting, have green walls or living plants, have presence of water etc.). Based on the theme that we ARE nature, we will explore nature as a place for settings (micro and macro) and also the basics of good character design. During Part 1, students will build their own 3D stop motion puppets that are hybrids of human/animal. They will also create the set for their characters (based on nature i.e. inside a tree or seed pod or…). During Part 2, depending on timing and skill – they will learn the basics of animation and stop motion using a free stop motion app. Or they will do a live puppet style storytelling with their puppets.

Materials: Pipe cleaners, clay (plasticine), found objects from nature (ie:leaves, feathers, moss, sticks), cardboard box (to build your world in), plastic containers to hold water…

Tools: scissors, toothpicks, popsicle sticks, small knife, spoon or forks, (or any clay tools if you happen to have some), computer, tablet or phone with camera, flashlight , or any battery operated lights, or lamps

QEP Competencies

ELA: (ELEM) To represent literacy in different media; To use language to communicate and learn; (HS) Uses language/talk to communicate and to learn; Represents her/his literacy in different media; Writes a variety of genres for personal and social purposes
Dramatic Arts: (ELEM) To invent short scenes; To appreciate dramatic works, personal productions and those of classmates; (HS) Creates dramatic works, Performs dramatic works
Visual Arts: (ELEM) To produce individual works and media works; To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates; (HS) Creates media images; Appreciates works of art and cultural objects from the world’s artistic heritage, personal images and media images
CCC: Uses information, Solves problems, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies, Communicates appropriately



(Friday) 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm


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