We came away from this morning’s workshop at the theatre really inspired by the way the children had responded to an integrated art and storytelling approach.
Lynn started the session by telling a story with magical woodland elements which inspired the visual artists to seek out woodland characters in some gnarled and twisted pieces of tree bark. These characters and their stories were developed with a visual language using natural material collage.
I was intrigued by the stories the children told around their artwork. One of them even incorporated the wet glue left on the surface into her story as food for the creature that lives behind the tree.
I now need to dedicate this afternoon to thinking of ways we can develop this cross artform approach further.