Here we show some of the projects our Associate Artists have delivered in collaboration with a range of care and learning providers....
Learning on Track: From a Railway Carriage
'Learning on Track: From a Railway Carriage' involved children from schools in North and South Queensferry in a year-round project based around the Fife Circle Line. The film below is the end result of a process that engaged the children in learning about Robert Louis Stevenson and his poem 'From a Railway Carriage ' and updating it for the 21st Century. 57 children took part in a range of activities including drama, percussion, modelmaking, set design and animation. You can see some more info about the project on our News page but here's the final film in the meantime. A big thanks to Anim8s guest artists Andy Cannon and Tamlin Wiltshire...
'Forth Views' involved parents and children from Forthview Primary in Edinburgh in a range of activities including film making, photography, image manipulation using Photoshop and storytelling and writing. Martin worked with the school's Family Learning Worker to identify and raise funds for the project which ran over three school terms. Amongst the project outputs was 'The Incredible Shrinking Dads' (pictured below), a storybook that involved parents and children working together to increase the role of fathers in their children's learning.
A great project with a great group of people!
Fair Isle Stories
During 'Fair Isle Stories' parents and children from Fair Isle Nurture Centre in Kirkcaldy made a film and launched a storybook called 'The Templehall Trash Troll' at the opening of the school library which was refurbished as part of the project. The project was supported by Anim8s from its conception through to the project launch. The project was delivered by Anim8s Associate Artists Martin and Andrew and guest artist, storyteller Fergus McNicol.
Martin and the Depute Head of Centre raised money from the National Lottery to fund the project which was deemed a great success by participants and the broader community. The images below show parent David posing for prep shots as the Trash Troll and also the final version!
Seal Dunfermline are an organisation who provide a great support service to a range of children, young people and families in Fife. Martin and Hazel worked with Seal staff to support individual children and young people in the creation of 10 'comic strip' stories. The children created models and integrated the models into their stories. The end result was two story books, one of which included documentary style information pages which are used to inform the public about the work of Seal and encourage volunteering. Seal are a fantastic organisation and Anim8s artists look forward to working with them in the future. Here's an extract from Kelsey's story....