Immersive - Lesson 4: Creating a Storyboard
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In this lesson, the children will learn how to create a storyboard for a ballet or opera as a designer would. This will also help them to remember the story of Swan Lake that they learned last week.
Children will be able to demonstrate that they understand the story of Swan Lake, how to translate it into a storyboard, and develop their drawing skills.
Remind the students that in the last lesson, we heard the story of Swan Lake. Ask the students what they remember about the story, the characters, and the music that they listened to.
Explain that practicing re-telling the story is really important, because this lesson is going to be all about finding different ways to tell the story visually. Perhaps ask them how they think they might do this? Use the following ‘How To Create a Storyboard’ exercise and ask the children to stick their scenes in their portfolio as they go.
As a class, reflect on the different ways the children have produced their storyboards. Do some show different moods to others? If you have a selection of trees and water that have been produced in a previous lesson, you can also talk about how the different trees might change the way the audience sees the story. Next week we’ll be thinking about how the set tells the story as well as the dancers.