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Digital art

posted 24 Nov 2017, 04:40 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 29 Nov 2017, 23:51 by Francesca McLoughlin ]

This week we were lucky enough do a whole day of digital art with Helen Gilbert from MED Theatre- a Dartmoor arts organisation that takes inspiration from local legends and our environment.


We warmed up our minds and voices with a rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star whilst counting the syllables. This helped us to recognise the number of syllables in the Haiku poems that Helen had written for us. After recognising a 5-7-5 pattern we were able to write our own Haikus inspired by objects that we had collected from Forest School. 

Click here to see the final animations


Everyone was very engaged in the activity and wrote some fantastic poems. After lunch, we used our forest school finds and made some props to create short, motion-stop clips. Finally, we recorded our voices over the top so that our Haikus will play in the background over the animations.


We ended the day with traditional Dartmoor myths told by Helen including The story of Torridge and Tavy and The Tale of Jan Coo.