What are Creative Projects?

Project-based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. Projects vary from cardboard engineering to stop motion film making.  In completing makers-projects and taking a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) approach to learning, we're nurturing resilient and creative individuals prepared for the future.

 
 
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Stop-Motion Stories

Stop motion animation is a film making technique that makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own. Children create their own stories, plan and story-board their process and animate and perform their own film projects.

Why Stop Motion?

  • Offers children ownership and autonomy in the film-making process
  • Teaches kids to use design-thinking process
  • The creative constraints encourages problem solving
  • Fosters iteration and experimentation through trying and testing
  • It builds confidence as its a simple, hands-on technology that young children can achieve
  • Supports storytelling and creativity
     

Screen Print Studio

Screen-printing, or silk screening, is a printmaking technique which creates bold colour transfers using stencil. Children design their own stencils, build their own screen printing screens and make cool printed products from t-shirts to book bags.

Why Screen Printing?

  • Autonomy and ownership in the creative process.
  • Teaches kids design-thinking process 
  • Spatial Problem Solving develop a concept of positive and negative
  • Fosters iteration and experimentation through trying and testing stencils for use in screen printing.
  • Fosters collaboration in groups to achieve the outcome – a silk-screen print, managing time and resources.
  • Develops metacognition. Reflect on their own and other’s art works through journaling and review
     
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The Art of Light

Light is all around is! Learn about the science of light and dark, shadows and colours with Shadow puppetry. The ancient art form of storytelling through the use of manipulating puppets and light allow us to harness the magical world of light and storytelling in our own shadow theatre projects.

Why Shadow Theatre?

  • Offers children ownership and autonomy in the creative process
  • Teaches kids a design thinking process in a creative project format.
  • The creative constraint of the medium encourages problem solving
  • Understand the principles of the light
  • Builds confidence as the tasks are both challenging and achievable
  • Fosters iteration and experimentation through trying and testing
  • Supports storytelling and creativty