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Young Designers Summer School 2018

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Perth Museum and Art Gallery

78 George Street

Perth

PH1 5LB

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Dates: 31st July-2nd August 2018 Times: 10 30am-4pm each day.
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
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  • 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.

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