TAS Education Blog

BFG - Day Three

August 10, 2016

After starting off the day with some very hectic blob tag, the campers then focused up to work on their showcast. We finished all of the blocking today, and now they must reherse it so they get to a level where they do not even think about what they are doing. We painted the costumes today, and the campers designed their mask/puppet with their own colors. It seems as though they are very excited for Fiday, and that they are excited to show the parents what they are working on!

 

Lyon Hamill, Teaching Assiatant


BFG - Day Two

August 10, 2016

Today was day two of camp, and the kids came in excited to participate. After an array of games in the morning, we finished blocking half of the performance for Friday. What the kids were most excited about was making their costumes for the showcase by using felt and plates.....and what they created is amazing. What got them so excited for their costumes was a game they played where they would choose one costume piece out of a bin, and they would be intervied by the teacher, Allison. They had to create their character, and answer the questions accordinly. It was a great day today, and I'm excited to see how their costumes look when they finish them!

 

Lyon Hamill, Teaching Assistant


BFG - Day 1

August 10, 2016

Today was an amazing first day of camp. We began the day learning who everyone was, and went over what our clasroom expectations were. After playing some games, we started talking to the campers about what the showcase would be on Friday, and began working on the performance. The kids are very excited, and we have a fantastic group this week, and I can't wait for the rest of our time together!

 

Lyon Hamill, Teaching Assistant 


Movie Star Camp- Session 2 - Day 1

August 9, 2016

Yesterday was filled with a bunch of fun games , and it was great to see both some new an familiar faces. To start off, we played some acting warmups before meeting in our main room and talking a bit about the camp’s trajectory and goals. The larger group was divided into 3 smaller groups, each of which will film and create a professionally-shot short film by the end of the week, as well as a number of student-led mini-films which will be produced, shot and edited on smartphones!

 

In additino to meeting with small groups about the liid-led films, the campers also took rotations in an “acting for the camera” workshop and learned an improv game called “four-square”. To play, four actors are picked, as well as a director. The director then assigns random characters to the four actors, who stand in a square. The front two then improvise a scene as their characters until the director decides to rotate the block. The scene is over when one pair manages to create a full scene in their rotations. 

 

Today, we get our cast lists and scripts, and we can’t wait to get started!


Dramatic Voyages 7-21-2016`

July 21, 2016

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July 21, 2016

Today was the last full day before the big show! We staretd off the day painting and coloring the invitations for everyine to give to their parents. After that we finished painting all the costumes and ran through the show twice. Everyone seems super comfrotable and excited to show off their work to eveyone.


Dramatic Voyages 7-20-2016

July 20, 2016

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July 20, 2016

Today everyone was behaving super well and we completely blocked the show! Every piece is in place and the characters continue to come to life every day. We also took big steps foward in painting all the various costume pieces. Now to just continue rehearsing and getting more comfortable! Well done with listening today everyone.


Dramatic Voyages 7-18-2016

July 20, 2016

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July 18, 2016

As we set off on our first day of Dramatic Voyages, be began with an introduction game with everyone in the class. After discussing class expectations and establishing a few ground rules, the kids took part in an excercise with a amgical door. The door transformed the kids into different creatures, teaching them to utilize the many different aspects that go into creating a character. We assigned the parts,and began research on how the characters move and behave. Let's see what day two has in store!


Dramatic Voyages 7-19-2016

July 20, 2016

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July 19, 2016

Today was a very important day for the cast of Dramatic Voyages. Not only did we stage almost half of the entire show, but we also had the chance to really bring our characters to life with some very colorful costume pieces! After speding the first half of the day diligently working on getting the show on it feet, the kids had a chance to play with different costumes to influence their movements and characters. Some were just for expolration, where others ended up being perfect decisions for the characters in the show. After creating this stronger image of character, everyone is ready jumo into tomorrow where we will (hopefully) finish staging the show and begin work on painting and building the other pieces that will be worn. The energy of everyone was spot on, but liteneing listening skills could have been better throughout the day. 


Dear Edwina

July 14, 2016

Today, students practiced their parts for the poetry section and drew pictures to help remember their lines. They also designed and helped add pipe cleaner hair to their puppets. They are SO cute! Wait until you hear the advice the kids have to give. And of course there were games. Get ready for tommorow's showcase, where they will show off all the effort they have put in this past week! See you there tomorrow at 2:30!


Dear Edwina

July 14, 2016

Today, students practiced their parts for the poetry section and drew pictures to help remember their lines. They also designed and helped add pipe cleaner hair to their puppets. They are SO cute! Wait until you hear the advice the kids have to give. And of course there were games. Get ready for tommorow's showcase, where they will show off all the effort they have put in this past week! See you there tomorrow at 2:30!


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