Oldfield Primary School, Lady Lever Gallery Project.

The Videos you can see on this Blog have been created by a group of Year Five Young People, from Oldfield Primary School in Chester.They were made in response to the paintings and objects that they found especially inspiring, on their visit to The Lady Lever Art Gallery.

First the group worked with Drama Practitioner Lucy Fiori, to develop and act out short plays in response to their favorite paintings. The group re-imagined what might have been happening in these paintings, using movement based games, and as time went on, they worked in small groups using dramatic techniques to create short plays. They later shared these new found skills with the rest of the school, by performing at a whole School assembly.

While all this was going on they also took part in an Illustration Masterclass with Illustrator Kate Pankhurst, (of AS Creatives). The young People, developed their visual communication skills, working together to create the Fantastic Story Cubes, which you can see narrated videos of Below.

Behind The Scenes

Lastly the Class worked with Artist Neil Winterburn, to develop an video performance that would capture the great work and Creative Thinking that had gone into the project.
The group made Stop Frame Animation Titles, narrated Videos of their Story Cubes, and re-interpreted their Plays, adding amazing lo-fi special effects using plastic cell frames to superimpose their illustrations into the performance.

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