Stuck for an educational space? Why not use your cafe space? These worksheets could be laid out with some materials for families to do whilst having a snack. A great opportunity to promote interest in the family programme to new audiences.
Low-cost and minimal staffing worksheets
These can be printed off and used with minimal staffing.
Designing a Comic Strip
Using the examples from Astley and Baker’s comic strips as inspiration create your own comic strip.
How can you change the position of eyes, nose and mouth to create different moods and expressions?
Staffed activities with some cost
These activities will require a supervising staff member and may require some materials costs. Email us if you would like funding to assist.
Astley and Baker experimented with paper cut outs articulated with string joints, filmed them in black and white and then edited them.
Pitch an animated series
Design a logo, tag line, lead characters, a poster and a brief synopsis.
Make sure all practitioners have a DBS certificate and public liability insurance.
On average you can expect to pay practitioners £200 per day or £150 for half a day session, costs vary depending on the amount of preparation they need to do and their experience.
Numbers that you can deliver to will be dependent on the space you have and on advice from your practitioner and will probably be in the range of 15 – 30 people.
You could charge for the workshop to recoup some of the cost. All of the workshops below could be developed into half day or full day workshops.
We have a suggested list of equipment although this will depend on the expert that you have brought in, some may have their own kit which may increase their fee.
The list below is by no means exhaustive, you know your audiences and your strengths and may well be able to run some sessions yourself.
Foley artists reproduce everyday sounds that are added to film, animation and radio. .
Hand drawn animation
Use an image from The Big Knights as a starting point, which you can trace over and manipulate.