Art & design
A fantastic and fun learning experience outside the classroom
At the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, we celebrate the time, craft and skills used in the making of the Harry Potter™ film series. In our Art & Design workshops, your students will have the opportunity to study the design processes and level of detail required to design and make props, costumes and sets in a film. Our workshops are designed to meet KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5 learning objectives and outcomes in a fun and interactive way. Using world famous costumes, carefully crafted props and intriguingly designed white card models, students will be taught the secrets of the art department and film making by fully qualified, award winning teachers with engaging Art & Design lessons and teaching resources.
Secrets will be revealed.
The Distressing Process
Students will have the opportunity to examine a costume before and after a battle scene, and analyse how the Costume Designer creates wear and tear.
- Design in practice.
- The role of the Designer.
- Aiding the design process.
- Enhancements and applications.
- Lens and light based media.
- The role of the Production Designer.
- The role of the Costume Designer.
- The process used in the Art and Costume Department.
Please note that students will be using professional costume distressing tools and equipment which could result in staining or damage if misused.
Pre Visit - Students should begin to consider how the condition of a character's costume could change throughout Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2™. This will prepare students and create an understanding of why costumes need to be distressed.
Visit Workshop - Students will have the opportunity to study costumes from the Harry Potter™
film series and how they have been distressed according to the character's storyline. Students will then have the opportunity to breakdown authentic fabric from the Harry Potter™ film series, using a range of professional distressing tools.
Post Visit - Using the Warner Bros. Studio Tour design post visit worksheet, students can design a character's profile and timeline that have contributed to the wear and tear of the character's costume.
Students will focus on the artwork from the Harry Potter™ series and learn how the Production Designer tackles a script brief, examining the process from sketch, into storyboard and model, resulting in the final set.
- The process from script to screen.
- Light and lens media.
- Role of the Production Designer.
- Role of the Art Director.
Pre Visit - Students should research a range of Production Designers and Set Decorators and their job roles within the film industry, in preparation for their Set Design workshop.
Visit Workshop - Students will have the opportunity to study the design plans, storyboards, concept art and white card models used in the Harry Potter™ film series. They will then have the opportunity to create their own white card model for their own film set.
Post Visit - Using the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London set design worksheet and white card model from the lesson, students can create a set design plan for their own film. They will then consider the quantity of props and set decoration required to transform their white card model into a finished set whilst considering budget constraints in the film-making process.
Students will examine how the Production Designer uses perspective in set design and camera choices and how the actors are integrated into the finished set.
- Consider the importance of perspective and investigate how to use perspective when designing sets.
- Develop knowledge of how the vanishing point and horizontal line convey perspective.
- Discover the processes used in the Art and Costume Departments.
Pre Visit - Students should begin to consider the importance of perspective in camera shots and how buildings, props and actors will appear if they are standing closer or further away from the camera.
Visit Workshop - Students will be able to develop their knowledge of how a Production Designer integrates the rules of perspective including the horizon line and the vanishing point in film design, by studying drawings and white card models. They will then have the opportunity to discuss the processes used in the Art and Costume Departments to create meaning in film.
Post Visit - Using the worksheet from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London workshop, students can create a further drawing on a larger scale using the rules of perspective.
Movie Graphic Design
Students will learn the processes involved in creating movie graphics, from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes products to copies of the Daily Prophet newspapers.
- Understand the design principles of form, function and fitness for purpose.
- Analyse and evaluate existing products, including those from professional designers.
- Develop and use design briefs and specifications for product development.
- Generate design proposals against a stated design criterion, and modify proposals in light of on-going analysis, evaluation and product development.
- Evaluate the work of other designers to inform practice.
Pre Visit - Using the movie graphic images worksheet, students will consider how research influences the design of graphics used on props in a film.
Workshop Visit – Focusing on Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima’s iconic designs from the Harry Potter™ film series, students will learn what processes are involved in creating movie prop graphics.
Post Visit – Students will develop a series of prop graphics for different film genres, which will reflect narrative, characterisation and mood in a film.
|2016||Free Teacher Places|
|Primary||£15.75||1 in every 5 students|
|Secondary||£18.50||1 in every 10 students|