Immersive - Lesson 5: Interpreting the Story as a Designer
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In this lesson, you will think about how the story of Swan Lake can be translated into different settings.
The children will learn how to produce very quick ideas for their chosen Swan Lake setting in rough. They will understand that stories can be told in different ways and will have considered how changing the setting influences how the audience feels.
Ask children to consider the settings of the ballroom and lake for the story. What other settings could the story take place in? The story still has to contain the boy (Prince) and the girl as a swan. Could the party become a festival or a carnival celebration? Could the lake become a river instead? A local pond? Brainstorm some ideas as a class.
What did they find tricky about quick modelling? Did anything surprise them about being quick rather than neat? Explain that in the next lesson, they will be using these ideas as a stimulus to create their own Swan Lake moodboard. Show them some examples of designers’ moodboards online. Make sure the students have taken photos of their initial ideas/modelling so that they can stick this in their portfolio.