Slipping through the doorway to adventure

I’ve just started teaching the Book Publisher camp at St. Georges school in Vancouver. The goal is for each student to produce his or her own book over the course of the two-week camp. I thought I would start them off with my “Secret Doors” workshop, as it is a fun approach to finding inspiration.

I’ve led this activity several times, but I was quite impressed by how creative some of the students were in their design approaches. It just goes to show that you should never underestimate the ingenuity of a young mind!

Here are some snap shots . . . starting with some very colourful doors by the younger group:

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This doorway features a guardian . . . which the student was even actually able to build out of the miniature wood pieces I had supplied for door decoration.

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This doorway is hidden behind a sketch. Flip up the sketch and (as you will see in the photos below) and you find a painting that allows you to enter it.

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