Next Sunday at 2.15pm I’ll be in the Watkins Rehearsal Studio in Shakespeare’s Globe doing a workshop.
The Shakespeare’s Telling Tales festival is a great event so I’m already preparing to make sure that everything runs smoothly on the day.
I am basing the workshop on Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
I’ve prepared some pages in advance so that I can give them to everybody at the beginning of the workshop. Then the children and their parents can draw and add to these pages and make themselves a small concertina book that they can then take home at the end.
We are going to look at the magical forest in the play and explore how magic transforms things, just like Puck transforms Bottom into a donkey.
With all the magic and transformation in the original Shakespeare story, there will be plenty of space for little creative minds.
I found inspiration in my old sketchbooks.I was wondering if we can change Bottom into something else other than a donkey?
How about a goat?
Perhaps a pig?
May be a cat?
A proper cat!He could change into …a bird! A rather strange looking birdand then fly away!So I did a lots of drawingand cutting and gluing.
It’s all ready now and I’m looking forward to next Sunday!
It should be exciting and fun, just like art should be.