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Muons

Exquisite Corpse Drawings

Last week, we discussed the surrealist art movement of the 1920’s and the transition from art based on reality to art from an artist’s imagination. We tested out the new digital projector and looked at art from Dali, Miro, Magritte, and Man Ray. We then looked at the Exqisite Corpse artwork that came from collaboration […]

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Writers’ Workshop

The last couple of weeks we have been analyzing readings from previous weeks from the perspective of writers. We looked at various literary devices that writers use such as Anthropomorphism and Personification and we have been trying to apply those strategies to our writing. We spent some time debating which authors did a better job […]

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Voiceovers

The Muons recorded the first part of their soundtrack and voiceovers for their marionette performance using a multitrack recorder. They selected an ambient sound effect of “deep space”, then rehearsed and recorded the dialogue between the main characters in the first two scenes. Afterwards, they rehearsed the marionette movement in conjunction with the recorded sound […]

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Rehearsal

The Muons rehearsed a simple marionette performance in conjunction with their stage backdrops and recorded music. They also worked out the logistics involved in bringing characters on and off stage without tangling them up, and practiced projecting their voices to the back of the theater room.

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UFOs

The Muons worked on a couple of backdrops for their puppet theater production, featuring the planet Mars and the interior of a UFO!

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Screen Plays

We studied from the official Toy Story screenplay, by examining various elements including Characters, Dialog, Action, Sound, Set/Scene Descriptions, Objects, and Props. Each of the kids read from a page in the script then all the Muons were given the challenge to come up with a 3 page script of their own in order to […]

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Thank Yous!

The Electrons and Muons continued work on their thank you cards. We talked about who would make good canidates to recieve thank yous and then the kids set to work turning their monoprints from last week into cards. Librarians,firefighters,police officers,moms,friends,and music teachers will be some of the recipients.

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Electron/Muon Studio

This week the kids used plastic bags,acrylic paint,and card stock to make monoprints that will be turned into thank you cards for various members of our communities. We first cut plastic bags into squares and taped them to our work surfaces.Next we applied acrylic paint to the bags with foam brushes or large paint brushes.We […]

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Magic Muons Marionettes

The Muons rehearsed a simple marionette performance in conjunction with their stage backdrops and recorded music. They also worked out the logistics involved in bringing characters on and off stage without tangling them up, and practiced projecting their voices to the back of the theater room.

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