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Design a Dragon (or other mythical creature)

Children will begin by researching existing representations of dinosaurs, dragons and mythical creatures. Inspired by their research, children will dreaft their own creature. From here they will make their creatures skeleton out of wire and tinfoil on which they will make their own 3D model out of top of the range oven baked polymer clays. During this project children will make use of essential elements such as line, tone, texture colour and space. They will discover the importance of balance and harmony within 2D and #D compostitions. Children will learn to participate and celebrate their own and others creative individuality, children will begin thinking conceptually using a wide rang of practices such as researching, drafting, drawing, refining,constructing, reinforcing, problem-solving,sculpting and painting. They will develop their own aesthetic awareness and style as they draft, evolve, transform and manipulate, spatial, tactile and visual ideas to make manifest their own creations

Artist Information

Anna Evans -Artist

Website: http://www.annaevans.co.nz/

Phone: 09 4282256 or 021 108 6939

Email: anna@artistinschool.co.nz



Teach art after school Whangaparaoa primary 2001- now

Freelance illustrator

Selected as artist in residence for Whangapaparaoa primary for Artist in schools project 2008. designed 3hr workshops for the entire school (26 classes!) From these workshops I selected 20 talented children to make murals to beautify the school grounds.

Worked with gifted students to create a mural that hangs in Whangaparoa primary schools hall

Worked on the stage set design for Whangaparoa primary schools award winning j-rock stage challenge 2004 debut performance

Commissioned by Rodney Council to produce a skate park design for Stanmore Bay skate park.

Worked on Whangaparoa primary schools project CWSA (children with special abilities) alongside Whangaparaoa primary's principal Steve Colins... This project incorporates creative writing alongside illustrations. The kids are making their own collaborated book.

Graduated Elam school of fine arts BFA

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Visual Arts

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Drawing, sculpting, painting

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Small (1-8)

Regions: National

Space and Resources Required: Materials, Suitible tech room/ hall space to create murals

Indicative Costs:


Mode of Delivery: Workshop

Cultural Context: European, Asian, Pasifika, Maori, European


Another Dance Company moved from the U.K to New Zealand in August 2010.

A.D.C's work includes;
- professional contemporary choreography & performance
- dance education for young people and adults within formal education and the community
- project management.

Our dance education work includes performance projects, cross-curricular work, dance P.E, extended schools clubs and S.E.N projects.

Performance projects range from choreographing dance with young people to planning, creating and managing performance events.

Another Dance Company create cross-curricular projects to engage young people in curriculum subjects through dance. A.D.C's main focus in this area so far has been to bring literature to life through movement. A.D.C. secured funding from the Clore Duffield Foundation (U.K.) to work with 6 different schools on a dance and text project. Each group created a dance based upon a story, which they went on to perform. The entire project was conceived, planned, choreographed and managed by A.D.C.

Another Dance Company deliver dance P.E. sessions with a focus upon developing and refining movement skills. Sessions can include music and drama components for a more holistic performing arts experience.

A.D.C facilitate longer term in-depth projects with a real focus on the development of young people. Dance is the medium to achieve change in other areas of young people's lives. Agreed specific aims, decided with the school and pupils, steer the content of the delivery. Through Creative Partnerships (a flagship government initiative in the U.K) Another Dance Company have delivered focused projects to raise confidence and aspirations, and to improve reading and writing skills.

Another Dance Company create and deliver sessions and performance projects for young people with special educational needs. Past projects have included regular sessions leading to performances, intensive arts week dance activities, and youth group projects. A.D.C work in both primary and secondary S.E.N. schools as well as with community groups.

Another Dance Company deliver a range of adult projects.
Past work includes;
-teaching the dance & movement component of the Circus in Performance Course at Greentop Circus,
-leading adult community sessions,
-establishing and organising Sheffield Dance Collective; monthly workshops with guest teachers for the professional dance community.

A.D.C create and facilitate inset training days for teachers. Mentoring programmes support performing arts specialists working in education. Another Dance Company devise and manage projects from conception to evaluation.

Laura Aldridge, artistic director of Another Dance Company, has a BPA in Contemporary Dance from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (U.K) and 4 years experience in dance education.

Programme Information



Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

Photos of Relevant Work by This Artist

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