Worksheets

 
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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.

If you would like general advice on running a workshop, click here. If you would like to see the full selection click here.


Low-cost and minimal staffing worksheets

These can be printed off and used with minimal staffing.

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Colouring sheets

Encourage participants to think about the colour palette.

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Storyboard sheet

With guidelines for the competition.

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Designing a Comic Strip

Using the examples from Astley and Baker’s comic strips as inspiration create your own comic strip.

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Create a Character

Create a character template

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Create your own Story

Create your own Story Worksheet.

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Create a map of an imaginary world

With guidelines for the competition.

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Express yourself!

How can you change the position of eyes, nose and mouth to create different moods and expressions?

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Design Sir Boris and Sir Morris’ armour

Dress them up!

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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.

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Make a Boris or Morris mask

These will look fantastic as children wear them around the venue.

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What will Doris Eat

Make a changeable story for Doris.

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Flipbooks

With bull dog clips and sticky notes make your own simple flip book.

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Thaumatropes

Victorian optical toys – spin with a horse one side and a knight the other.

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Puppet making

Astley and Baker experimented with paper cut outs articulated with string joints, filmed them in black and white and then edited them.

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Pitch an animated series

Design a logo, tag line, lead characters, a poster and a brief synopsis.

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Practitioner-led sessions

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.

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Developing stories

This can be done in groups or individually.

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Foley sound

Foley artists reproduce everyday sounds that are added to film, animation and radio. .

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Hand drawn animation

Use an image from The Big Knights as a starting point, which you can trace over and manipulate.

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Animation with cut outs

Astley and Baker experimented with paper cut outs articulated with string joints.

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Pixillation

Pixillation is a great way of engaging a group and teaching them the basics of stop motion animation.

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