Part of Paganel Archives, working with yr 5.

Over half term, November/December 2012 we created a design for our Archive room with Rep workshop practitioners Margaret Rees and Rachel. The group discussed what the priorities for the room are, and what are things they would like to have (not necessarily a priority). From this they created their own design brief and created a model version of their ideal room.

They presented ideas to Mr Shufflebottom, along with other key staff and finalised a design to be created, January 2013. As part of the design process they also visited the Crescent theatre to see the stage design for 'Wind in the Willows' to see how a set design and lighting can work.


Session 1 Introduction 13th Nov 2012

who am I, what do I do and what are we aiming to achieve together?
What a design brief entails. Visit archive room to write design brief.

Session 2 Ideas day Nov 20th

How do designers come up with ideas?
Discuss brainstorming, creative play, free sketching…
Split into groups (4/5) to try different methods to answer brief.

Session 3 Realisation of ideas Nov 27th

Presentation /demonstration about lighting and sound (visual aids: lighting gobos and model box…cd player?)
Model box making

Session 4 Delivering ideas Dec 4th

Discuss texture and colour. Finish model boxes and decorate
Students present back to the group and photos taken of all finished work.

Session 5 Theatre Visit Dec 11th

Visit to Crescent theatre to see full size scenery Dec11th1pm. Compare sizes with model box and discuss scales?
Q and A with theatre designer or Stage Manager.