EMPOWERING CHILDREN THROUGH STORY

5 X 5 Workshop


5 X 5 Workshop

5 Days, 5 Stages

  1. Explore the problem presented.
    1. Team research – including media / guest speakers
    2. Discussion with stakeholders
    3. Discussion within the team
    4. Brainstorming session – what is the problem
    5. What plot line can we follow to resolve the issue
  2. Plot Development
    1. Share Plot Outlines
    2. Demonstrate influence of the plot and how a character can utilize the plot environment
    3. Choose a plot
    4. Choose a character
    5. Choose a setting
  3. Planning
    1. Writing – and editing techniques
    2. Storyboard
    3. Dummy Rough
    4. Job Allocation
    5. Task Time Allocation
  4. Participate
    1. Writing – wordsmiths          
    2. Writing – editors                  
    3. Writing – readers                 
    4. Writing – listeners!              
    5. Writing – recorders 
  5. Print
    1. Illustrations scanned and dropboxed to GD
    2. Book Audited by class
    3. Approval for print
    4. Plan launch party
    5. Plan distribution.

The magic is this can actually be done! We have done it successfully and the process is manageable – albeit frantic – and it is loads of fun – albeit hard work. It is not for the feint hearted, but nor is it inaccessible.        

There are more details to share, but this would be enough to demonstrate indeed everyone had a role to fulfill in the project regardless of their age, their skill level.

Note, step 4 – Participate also involves:

  1. Illustration – prelim planners
  2. Illustration – persons (characters)
  3. Illustration – places
  4. Illustration – penmanship
  5. Illustration – ponderers!

And

  1. Rendering – planners
  2. Rendering – practitioners
  3. Rendering – painters
  4. Rendering – paint management
  5. Rendering – production management team

 

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