A powerpoint outlining some tasks for a Key Stage 3 project on Tim Burton.
There are possible student tasks based on Tim Burton
Starting with presenting a title page for Tim Burton and copying some of his scenes by practising pencil tone and mark making.
Then developing a cut out in black paper looking at the strange, Gothic type black and white silhouettes of some of his scenes and making a page on his settings using black paper and cut-outs. The slides give a number of the silhouette type scenes for students to use for inspiration.
Further developing a character drawing and students are to look at the number of different slides and these could be printed off for students and letting them develop their own character. Some of the You tube film clips are linked on the slides as well. Students draw out the character and then colour this in.
Tim Burton’s scenes are often dark and atmospheric and this is an ideal opportunity to practise drawing with white chalk, charcoal or black soft pastel on black sugar paper and to do a drawing of one of his black and white characters. There are some examples to use to copy from. This black and white scene can further be painted onto a bottle.
Another fun task is to play with wool and paper and to make a rolled animal using newspaper in rolls and then wrapping wool around this and to bend into shape. This can further be embellished by adding bits and bobs like buttons, braid and other decorative details to develop a character type animal which has been inspired by Burton.