Thursday, 14 November 2013

Chickens in Full Flight! Chickens Tale at Battyeford

Lots of activity in the Early Years setting at Battyeford over the past couple of days, with even more parental involvement and the start of some pretty sweet animation sequences. All with 5's and under! Loving it!

First steps into Chickenmation
Designing and making Chicken Characters
Chicken Scene
Working on Titles
The Title
More Painting and Collage
Cardboard Collabs
Cardboard Collabs
Cardboard Collabs
Filming Setup

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A Chickens Tale - Day 005 - Animation Anyone?

Following a strange tumbleweed moment, the day grew in to a fantastic hive of activity in the Early Years setting at Battyeford, initially between parents and children, and then amongst small groups of children working collaboratively. Large scale paintings and preparations for a simple animated sequence were the order of the day. Great atmosphere, great artwork! 'Can't wait until tomorrow!

Family Chicken Designs

Making Chickens to Animate

Replacement Chickens

Designing Chicken Characters for Animation

Large Scale Chicken Paintings with Mrs Dean

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Wild Thing Inspired Animation at Reinwood Juniors

Filming Max and the boat with iStopmotion on the iPad
Recently I had the pleasure of working with a wonderful Y3 class at Reinwood Junior School in Huddersfield for four days, making artwork in response to one of my all time favorite picture books, Where the Wild Things Are. The children made a series of amazing collaborative drawings using a range of drawing techniques, they used iPads to create digital drawings and storyboards,  and eventually created a short animated piece which was captured and edited using only an iPad and a selection of fantastic apps.

Wild Things from Fabric Lenny on Vimeo.

Drawings with pen and wash

Cardboard Characters drawn with Posca Pens
More replacement Characters
Animating with the iPad
Editing the film with Cute Cut on the iPad
Apps used during the project: iStopmotion for iPad, Cute Cut, Comic Life, Brushes, Puppet Pals HD and Over.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Chickens Tale - Day 004 - Quick update!

Today saw more lovely collaborative work between parents and children. Pretty full on so not a huge amount of time for photographs, but these two images pretty much capture the day!!

Monday, 4 November 2013

A Chickens Tale - day 003 - Enter the Parents!

After a great couple of initial days in the Early Years setting at Battyeford, today it was time for parents to join in the fun! Drawing, painting, sketching outside at the chicken pen, along with mixed media collaborative work developing between parents and children. Lovely stuff!