Tuesday, 7 July 2015

RIVERS OF THE WORLD WORKSHOPS








We've been busy running art and design workshops for the Thames Festival Trust's educational  project 'Rivers of the World'. The majority of our workshops have involved theming our workshops on Taiwanese culture and the Tamsui River in the city of Taipei. Our workshop briefs have involved pupils making paper craft artwork that has looked at the Dragon Boat Festival, shadow puppets, kites and architecture. Pupils make individual artwork within the workshop sessions which we then photograph before combining the artwork to make a banner illustration to represent each of the schools involved in the programme.
Above is some of the individual artwork from workshop sessions all made using paper and exploring a variety of techniques including collage, paper cuts, quilling, folding and origami.
Below is a very short video that was made in one of the workshop sessions, demonstrating to pupils how their paper shadow puppet could be manipulated to create a stop motion film.