Friday, 19 July 2013

Creating Characters Workshop

As part of the Create a Character workshop I provided yesterday for the Secondary School kids ,at Winton Community Academy, we played a little game to kick start their creative minds.

Here it is all you need is
Coloured card
A pen
Plenty of imagination
Something to draw with and on.

First write thirty emotions on one coloured card then thirty types of people/professions on the other

So we had
Sad
Shy
Grumpy
Moody
Snotty
Depressed
Jolly
Cheerful
Crazy... You get the picture

And then for the other cards
Doctor
Scientist
Athlete
Rock star
Teacher
Conductor
Gentleman
Queen ... And so on for the other cards

Each participant gets to pick a card from each pack and off they go. Once you have tried one example you can swop, change and rearrange till you find something that sparks an interest. 




I tried a few
A Sleepy Mermaid

A Disgruntled Alice in Wonderland
A blue Troll

I gave the pupils a brief demonstration about drawing emotions before we went into free drawing. Using circles to represent faces and depicting emotions with minimal details.

We went onto exploring other shaped faces with emotions and they created their own square and triangle headed people.
It was such a great day and the group of students were so bonkers I wished I could have drawn them all for my next exhibition

So,have a go at the game - with your students or just your friends and let me know how it goes. 

All the best 

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