Kippax Ashtree School

Dance and Photography project –  Northern Ballet and Dawn Robinson Photography

Funded by Creative Partnerships through Cape UK, this was a 5 week project themed on the work of artist and sculpture Alberto Giacometti.   Dance was used to build trust and co-operation between children in year 4 classes.   Over the weeks the children wrote journals and letters and created sculptures and artwork.  They explored the basics of photography and composition using digital cameras.  The children had a wonderful day at Yorkshire Sculpture Park where they used their new photography skills to photograph their classmates creating dance and sculptures.  The photographs you see here in this slideshow show just how much they learnt in a very short time.

 

What Kippax Ashtree School had to say:

Dawn came to work at our school in Kippax as part of a project combining creative processes and skills. The children were encouraged to become familiar with using a digital camera and a very hands on approach was adopted from the start. They became confident with the equipment and with Dawn’s guidance started to apply their new found skills.

The benefits of this were apparent when the results were seen, especially after the trip to the sculpture park. The children’s images were fantastic and many had been very experimental with the angles used, composing their pictures very well indeed. We would like to thank Dawn for her input and the impact that she has had on the children’s work.