Monday, 28 February 2011


Upton Hall School Project

During our workshops we are planning on splitting the group into two smaller groups to work on different techniques, and then switching over half way through to help the girls incorporate the maximum amount of ideas and techniques into their final piece for the project.

The first session with the students will focus around talking about what we would like the achieve for the project, and focusing the students ideas for a narrative for the project into a brainstorm and then a storyboard. Once we have a narrative decided we will divide the story up into sections, students will have part of the story to intemperate for themselves throughout the project. We will also write down all the initial ideas for the pieces to reference at the end of the piece. There will also be a big focus about what kind of impact/atmosphere we want the Rosary Walk to have, and how best to achieve this by the end of the project.

In the second half of the first session we will have the whole group doing an origami workshop.

The second workshop with the students will be about felt making techniques and a pottery workshop, looking at how we could use beads and wind chimes in the piece.

In the third session we will be looking at painting with acrylics onto plastic and natural materials, as well as other painting techniques like emulsion transfer. The other group will be looking at sculpture with natural materials.

Our last session with the students will be used to create or work into their final idea for the project. By this point we hope they will each be creating and developing their own different ideas from the starting points we have shown them. At the end of the session we will also ask them to write a short statement about their work and how it relates to the narrative.

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