Learn some of the basic principles of mime and try out the different techniques involved. This workshop is a great introduction to the "movement" aspect of the creative arts.
Come and learn how to impress your friends with the illusions you can create through mime. Learn the secret techniques of this magical creative art. Learn some of the basic principles of mime and try out the different techniques involved. Gain improved understanding of non-verbal communication and how it can be applied to other art forms or situations. Work in small groups to practise technique and perform pieces. This workshop is a great introduction to the "movement" aspect of the creative arts. Other areas of interest that lead on from mime are drama and dance. All workshops would include: Warm up, explanation and demonstration of neutral positions, practice of these positions followed by lesson plan 1. Statues, lesson plan 2. Mime Illusion, or lesson plan 3. Character.
The Mime workshop leaders
Our mime tutors have taught workshops across Europe, America and New Zealand in mime, dance and theatre. They have experience of teaching adults and children and some teach regularly at The Academy, a young people's performing arts school in Liverpool. Our tutors have taught for local Councils, Connexions, private dance schools, churches, festivals and performing arts groups and enjoy seeing the confidence that learning dance or theatre can give to people.
Scheme of work
- Introduce students to some basic principles of mime and give them a chance to learn and try out some of the different techniques involved.
- Improved understanding of non verbal communication and how it can be applied to other art forms or situations
- Participants will gain insight into their own natural movement style and how to control it
- Knowledge of basic mime technique
- Ability to show off to your friends with the new mime tricks you have learned!
Highlights of the workshop:
- Learning new skills and then getting to perform them to the group.
All participants will have the opportunity to:
- Try out and practise the body control and technique exercises that are being taught throughout the workshop
- Watch short demonstrations
- Get creative in small groups and apply their creativity to what they have learned
- Perform in front of the group
Evidence of participation
Many youth schemes require evidence of learners' participation and achievements in wider learning projects to contribute to the young person's file or CV. Top Dog can support this by providing a Top Dog Certificate of Achievement.