When I say Brightworks is a busy place, people often assume that their sense of busy is the same kind of busy that happens here. But considering the lack of blog posts in the last month and the amount of activity taking place inside these four walls, including the end of an arc, a week of staff development, and a myriad of other logistics and planning for coming arcs and school years, I want to stake a claim on busiest. So, to make up for a lack of updates, here’s a photo essay of the Book Arc presentations that the kids gave across four day during the beginning of February:
The Red Band talked about their experiments with book-making and writing their group book about love and friendship.
The Orange Band showed us their incredible work on text adventure and choose-your-own-adventure computer games, and the thousands of lines of code that they wrote to make their games come alive.
The Yellow Band discussed their zine, “TimeWorks” and the process of experimenting with paper making, writing, drawing, and designing a full compiled work.
The Green Band presented their individual Book arc projects, ranging from book art, written stories, role-playing game narratives, and text adventure.
The Blue Band showed off the pages of their band’s blog book that documented experiences and field trips that the band took during the Photograph arc and the Book arc, and explained the design work that they did in InDesign.
The Indigo Band members talked about their individual projects as well, which ranged from book art, a how-to book, and a short story collection, to sculpted stone and an adapted screenplay.