Curtis, one of our mentors, brought in a big bucket of nuts, bolts, screws, nails, and little bits and pieces of scrap metal. With welding gloves we picked through the piles and created our characters. Using pipe cleaners we strung the pieces together and in the end had some very amusing little figures. To hold them up we stuck dowel rods in the back of each character.
One challenge that we faced was how we would create the wings. We needed the wings to eventually fall apart, so how would we make them? In the end we finally decided to use steel wool because it would be easy to pull apart.
Today, we also thought we would get as far as starting the stop motion animation, however we did not anticipate how long it would take the students to create the characters. Although we did not get as far as we thought we would we still made a lot of progress. If I were to do this again, I think I would use a whole day just for creating the characters, and starting the scenes, and that would be it.
Here is a picture of us working on the characters.
After creating our characters we made our scenes for the backgrounds.
Inside the Prison
The Sky and the Sun
This was a very fun and progressive day!