The first task is to make a mood board of our theme for the project which is Steampunk. My plan was to have the students work in pairs or small teams to do the mood boards as they are all collecting images to do with the same theme it may as well be a team activity. We decided to do this as a whole group today and make one big mood board.
The students researched lots of different images to illustrate Steampunk and sent them to me to print. They then cut them out and started assembling them on the mood board. The board itself was three large pieces of cardboard taped together so it can stand up. They can then have that up in the class room as they are working on their design ideas to be inspired by the shapes, colours and textures.
We had some time left at the end of the session so we had a play with the gears to prepare ourselves for the next task.