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Digital Arts Project 2020

Digital arts festival

The Playhouse Digital Arts Festival for 4-7 year olds, ran for 6 weeks from November to December 2020. The project worked children from YMCA Drumahoe, Lincoln Courts Youth, and Springhill Strabane, who used our Digital Playhouse to interact throughout the project and share a creative space.

The project finished with a live Christmas showcase, broadcast from The Playhouse.

The workshops are all still available to #ComeWatch back on demand below, so why not join in and send us your artistic and musical creations? #ComeEngage with our #DigitalPlayhouse and send us some short clips or photos. 

Adult supervision is required.


These videos are presented to you by The Playhouse and the project was funded by Derry City & Strabane District Council and Community Relations Council's Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC)
ART FORMS - Music / Visual Art / Instrument Making

AGE - 4 years - 6/7 years

 

Facilitated by

Daniel Roddy

Bernie Doherty

 

With special thanks to:

 

The Playhouse

Unit 7 Audio Visual

In Your Space Circus

 

 

Click on the links below to watch back all of the workshops.

Wk 1 Art

VISUAL ART WEEK ONE

MESSY PLAY AND PRINTING
This workshop is all about letting go and getting messy.
What you will need:
Paper Paint Printing sponges (you can use one from the sink)
PVA Glue
Glitter
Cotton Buds
Cocktail sticks
Tinfoil
And anything else you think will make a gorgeous masterpiece.

https://youtu.be/yrY5vQGbu-I

INSTRUMENT MAKING WEEK ONE

Welcome to the first in the series of Instrument Making Videos from the Playhouse Digital Arts Project.
In this video we are make Rice Shakers. Why don't you use them and play along with the Music videos too.

Here is what you will need:
2x Plastic or paper cups
Some Rice
Some coloured tape (to stick your cups together)
Stickers (to decorate)
Tissue paper (to decorate)
Videos by Bernie at Boogie Bugs. You can see more of Bernie's great work here.

https://youtu.be/uGRNqPdcYRA

MUSIC WEEK ONE

In this session, we want you let loose and enjoy yourself with Bernie. Sing along, get up and dance, whatever makes you happy......you don't need anything except your vocal chords and your killer dance moves.
Videos by Bernie at Boogie Bugs. You can see more of Bernie's great work here.

https://youtu.be/zJCKjD-dCCk

VISUAL ARTS WEEK TWO

This week we look up to the sky and create some beautiful FLUFFY CLOUDS AND RAINBOWS.
In the second half of the workshop, we make some 3D HANDS.
What you will need:

CLOUDS AND RAINBOWS:
Shaving foam (if you don't have this, don't worry - why not use cotton wool to make your clouds fluffy?
Blue food dye (if you don't have this you can use blue paint instead)
White card x 2 (cut into cloud shapes)
Pritt stick Coloured scraps (to collage your rainbow - you can colour and decorate any way you like)
Pva glue
Paintbrush

3D HANDS:
Laytex free glove X 1
Toilet tissue (to stuff your glove)
Tissue paper (to decorate)
Pva glue
You can decorate your hand whatever way you like - why not send us your gorgeous designs?

https://youtu.be/hUlV9TMXWv4

MUSIC WEEK TWO

For this session , all you need are your awesome dance moves and your super vocal chords!
Don't be shy! Get up, dance, sing and have a really good time!
Videos by Bernie at Boogie Bugs. You can see more of Bernie's great work here.

https://youtu.be/kyi0VkzYte0

INSTRUMENT MAKING WEEK TWO

In this video we make Castanets
Here is what you will need:
Bottle tops x 2
Strip of card (cut this off one of your pieces, or get your own - it's up to you)
Crayons (or markers, or paint, or whatever you wish to decorate with)
Googly eyes x 2 (or maybe you want to make a monster and give it more eyes??
Pva glue (just a little bit)
If you would like to try the jingle sticks, all you need is a little piece of wood, some more bottle tops, some nails a hammer and a grown up to make it for you......Maybe you can find another way to make one?
Videos by Bernie at Boogie Bugs. You can see more of Bernie's great work here.

https://youtu.be/HHmaUlHUs38

VISUAL ARTS WEEK THREE

In this video you will be making gorgeous collage trees and flowers!
What you will need:

TREE
White Card (Or any colour you like for your background)
Brown paper cut into the shape of a tree
PVA glue Cotton Buds (to decorate)
Paint (Mix green for leaves or paint them rainbow - whatever your imagination likes)

FLOWER
Paper plate (cut a circle out)
Lollipop Sticks (for the stem)
Coloured card / tissue paper or paint (to decorate)
Prittstick or PVA glue
And anything else you think will make a gorgeous masterpiece.

https://youtu.be/yeJuw-1F-wE

INSTRUMENT MAKING WEEK THREE

Hard to believe we are half way through the project!
In this weeks Instrument making video you will be making your very own DRUMS!
Here is what you will need:
Coffee container / tub
Coloured paper ( to decorate)
Tissue paper ( to decorate)
If you would like to try the mini jingle sticks, all you need is some pipe cleaners, or a straw, or even some lollipop sticks....and some more jingle bells.
Videos by Bernie at Boogie Bugs. You can see more of Bernie's great work here.

https://youtu.be/EC80tkUxTTs

MUSIC WEEK THREE

For this session, all you need are your awesome dance moves and your super vocal chords!
Don't be shy! Get up, dance, sing and have a really good time!
Videos by Bernie at Boogie Bugs. You can see more of Bernie's great work here.

https://youtu.be/wJHKxeQIbkA

INSTRUMENT MAKING WEEK FOUR

This week you will be making Rainbow Ribbons! You can use these to dance around to all the songs in the music sessions. Why not add some Jungle bells for a little extra fun!
Here is what you will need:
Coloured hoop
X1 Ribbons (Maybe you could add paper strings? Wool? Use your imagination )
Jingle bells ( for some fun sound)
If you would like to try to make the strummies like Bernie, have a look around your house and see what different containers you have - different sizes make different sounds.
All you need to do is add elastic bands. Why not send us your videos of your different sounds?
Videos by Bernie at Boogie Bugs. You can see more of Bernie's great work here.

https://youtu.be/jBWJfAjC8PI
MUSIC WEEK FOUR

Remember, all you need are your awesome dance moves and your super vocal chords! Why not use some of the instruments you have been making along the way to join in!
Don't be shy! Get up, dance, sing and have a really good time.
Videos by Bernie at Boogie Bugs. You can see more of Bernie's great work here.

https://youtu.be/4zE5_wwhI6A

VISUAL ART WEEK FOUR

In this video you will be making Masks and some fabulous Bird prints!
Here is what you will need:
MASKS
paper plate (cut in half)
paint
paint brush
stickers (to decorate)
ribbon (to decorate)
Decorate your masks in whatever design you like - maybe like a superhero? Maybe just really colourful.
BIRDS
White card for background
Brown paint - you will need to mix this - check your colour mix chart
Googly eyes x 2
Card for beak (any colour you like cut in a little triangle)
Glitter
Paint Brush
Why not try different ways to decorate your birds? - we love to see all the different colours and designs.

https://youtu.be/6nF3wbobQ9w

MUSIC WEEK FIVE

Here we have week 5 of Bernie's music videos for you to enjoy.
We hope you have been practicing all your singing and dancing.
Don't be shy! Get up, dance, sing and have a really good time!
Videos by Bernie at Boogie Bugs. You can see more of Bernie's great work here.

https://youtu.be/QC9xk0Ek0Qg

 INSTRUMENT MAKING WEEK FIVE

This week you will be your very own hand drums and a microphone so you can drum and sing along with Bernie!
Here is what you will need:

HAND DRUM
Straw x 1 card (cut into 2 circles the same size)
Jingle bells x 2 (or maybe you want to add more for an even bigger sound!!)
Ribbon x 1 piece Stickers (to decorate) Tape / glue

MICROPHONE
Card (make into a cone shape)
Polystyrene ball x1
Paint (to decorate)
Ribbon Tape / glue

Videos by Bernie at Boogie Bugs. You can see more of Bernie's great work here.

https://youtu.be/tsgOquu1i_g

VISUAL ART WEEK FIVE

Here we have the second last installment from Daniel's Art Videos.
This week you guys will be making lollipop people....
Here is what you will need:
Lollipop sticks (3 for a girl and 4 for a boy)
Googly eyes
Earbuds x 4 for arms and legs
Ribbon / wool for hair
Why don't you make us a person that looks just like you? Or maybe someone you love like your best friend?

https://youtu.be/-PlqoXoKCk4

VISUAL ART WEEK SIX

The last in the series of Visual Art videos from Daniel for this project.
We decided to get you in the Christmas spirit for this one, and you will be making some gorgeous Christmas tree decorations.

Here is what you will need:
Lollipop sticks (3 for a Christmas tree, 4 for a snowflake)
PVA glue (to stick together)
Paintbrush Glitter (to decorate)
Paint (to decorate)

 

Why don't you see what other designs you can think of? We would love to see what your imagination can make.

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