Encourage your child’s creativity and inspire them to future careers with this Summer School for wannabe young designers. A fun, experimental series of workshops inspired by the museum’s collections will consider many forms of creative design, including contemporary architecture, costume design, creative writing and filmmaking. For ages 11-18, booking essential.
Day 1: Sketching and Thinking:
•Tour of the galleries by museum staff for participants:
•Drawing and word games to create imaginary buildings for imaginary cities and discuss the ideal home for museum objects.
•Using large-scale rolls of paper, paint and drawing materials we will map out potential buildings for a new, futuristic city.
•We will learn and practice techniques for drawing where the emphasis is on experimentation and mark-making as opposed to detailed architectural drawing.
Day 02: Modelling and imagination
•Using wooden blocks and balsa wood, we will make 3-D models of our buildings, using our drawings as a guide.
•We will watch a series of short clips of video works by the American artist Tony Ousler, who uses performance and humour to bring objects to life (a monologue by a Meteorite, for example, who explains his turbulent journey to Earth).
•We will then use word association games to start to think of the narrative story of the buildings we have started to create.
•More time to build and enhance our models.
Day 03: Costumes, film making and celebration
•Using a range of materials, we will work on transforming our model building from Day 2 into a wearable costume or a bigger model to be part of a lit cityscape.
•We will continue to make our costumes/buildings and film short pieces-to-camera about who the building is, how it feels, what it houses etc
•Group will split into two: one group will form a filmmaking team (sound/camera/lighting/movement) and the other group will form a production team (film poster/ info sheet for audience/ title cards for film).
•16.00 – 18.00 – Celebration event: we will transform the space into a cinema and serve popcorn as we screen the final short film. The model city-scape will also be on display, lit from inside by LED lights.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
31st July - 2nd August 2018 10:30 - 16:00
£30.77 – £84.67 (Booking Essential)
Dates: 31st July-2nd August 2018 Times: 10 30am-4pm each day.