Sunday, May 19, 2013
Reel to Real to Visual Journal Display to School Musical to Flash mob...
And then I could talk about the young adult books I have been reading non stop lately. Well I will finish the post on the convention eventually. For the rest let's just try to begin.
Last year Clara and I took our classes to the Reel to Real Film Festival at the Roundhouse Community
international animated short films with a music theme and hear from a couple of the film makers. Then they learned how to do film tricks and make their own short films implementing these "tricks". Their instructor happened to be Flick, who is also part of the Something Collective who are the resident artists at Moberly Arts Centre. To say the kids had fun would be an understatement. They also loved Yaletown, checking out the various food options, and going for a walk along False Creek.
Needless to say, when they returned they had to draw and write about the experience. It was fun having the opportunity to show Flick their impressions when he was at school this week.
I was able to call my principal and make it possible that our teacher-librarian and the class' art teacher went with them and I e-mailed the others involved to tell them what had happened. When I finally
from the Something Collective, who helped the students build this piece during four four hour sessions.Natalie had worked with my last year's class on our story telling so half the class already knew her. And then Flick, our video instructor from Reel to Real, came to film on Friday and was at the Community Centre on Saturday. Here is a link to the event on Saturday.
And yes, occasionally I do work in math and science and stay tuned for the Ancient Greece projects coming next week! But I think all these activities are giving my students a range of experiences and a taste for all the possibilities the arts can bring.