“Family Portraits” in Blakelaw (Artist in Residence for Newcastle project)

The first of many portraits done by children attending the Youth Club at the Blakelaw Centre.

This is one of our low key introduction taster sessions for the Family Portraits project I will be carrying out between now and the New Year.

Great fun was had capturing the creation of these extraordinary portraits using time lapse animation – more to come, in the meantime enjoy these wonderful painted portraits of some of the family members of the children’s families.

Macbooks for Kids & Community Animation Workshops

I’ve just posted this on Facebook and was hoping if you are reading this you may be able to help:-

I’m on the scrounge – As some of you know I run animation workshops for kids & communities around the North of England and I’m on the hunt for Macbook Pros that aren’t being used that could be donated to help children make animations bringing their imaginations to life. In the past I’ve asked for any laptop and friends have very kindly donated, that was great and I am eternally gratefull as are the children who used them but this time I’m only after macbooks if possible. I can repair minor faults if they have problems so don’t let that put you off. Please spread this request around if you can – it’s no scam I am genuinely only using these for children’s and community animation projects. Check out my website to see the sort of thing I get up to. www.robinwebbanimation.wordpress.com
Many thanks for spreading the word.

I’m one of the new Artists in Residence for Newcastle-upon-Tyne!

Great news, I am to be one of latest artists in residence for Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, based in Blakelaw. I am so proud and I can’t wait to get started and work with a great community in Blakelaw. We’ll be creating Family Portraits from many different points of view using film, animation, photography and mark making. Wish I could start it right now! More visuals to come.

Swarland First School – Time Travel News Report: Romans in Britain Video Project

The second part of my projects at Swarland First School were with Years 3 & 4, they created a live action film documenting the Roman occupation of Britannia. It took the form of a time-travelling news report from the period that reported on the initial invasions, Boudicca, Toilets and temples among other things Roman. They wrote the script, created the costumes, props and backgrounds, they were the film crew and recorded the sound as well as learning about the subject matter they took on the responsibilities of directing.