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Sarah Dyer - teachers
You can include ArtisanCam in your teaching in a number of ways, from classroom activities guided by the classroom workshop video clips to research using timelapse, techniques, influences or questions sections or using the interactive online learning tools. Featured artists usually have seven sections and the table below will tell you what you should expect to see:
general
Sarah Dyer is based in London. The video clips were made with funding from London Grid for Learning and the support of ZSL London Zoo
Thanks to the Illustration Cupboard Gallery in London for allowing us to film at Sarah's book signing.
The work of illustrator and children's author, Sarah Dyer can introduce or reinforce the following concepts: Through using the site, and being encouraged to discuss, reflect on contemporary illustration and by creating and modifying the work they produce, pupils will know, do or understand the following:
  • understand the importance of the drawing skills as used in illustration [see 'timelapse' - 'techniques' - 'workshops' - 'illustration'].
  • identify techniques used in producing illustrations [eg. collage, freehand drawn, storyboarding].
  • use collage and drawing techniques to make illustrations for a picture book [see 'workshops' - 'illustration workshop'].
  • create a new picture book for younger readers [see 'workshops' - 'illustration workshop'].
  • analyse their books and make comments about why some stories work better than others [see 'workshops' - 'illustration workshop'].
  • realise that there are contemporary artists who create art as a living and who derive their income from commissions and residencies [passim].
  • understand the motivations behind the choice of art as a career ['questions'].
  • understand that an artist's relationship with their publisher and the audience can influence their work ['questions' - 'timelapse' - 'techniques'].
  • to review what they and others have done, say what they think and feel about it and what they might change.
  • to make comments about the work, showing understanding of why these materials were used. ['timelapse' - 'techniques' - 'questions']
You may find other ILOs equally or more applicable to your pupils' needs.
cross curricular
timelapse
The Sarah Dyer timelapse section shows the entire story of the development of a new children's picture book inspired by a visit to London Zoo. The section culminates in a visit to one of Sarah's publishers Frances Lincoln to get their reaction to the dummy book proposal and example colour spreads.

See also
Gallery
Sarah Dyer
ZSL London Zoo
Frances Lincoln
techniques
The Sarah Dyer techniques section shows the stages of development from initial sketches at London Zoo to story development, dummy book and colour spreads.

See also
Classroom workshop
Gallery
Sarah Dyer
influences
Sarah Dyer filmed Influences at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green which she visits regularly to draw from the collection. The tin toys are her particular favourites.

See also
Timelapse
Gallery
V&A Museum of Childhood Bethnal Green
Bloomsbury Children's Books
Sarah Dyer
classroom workshops
The illustration classroom workshop was led by artist Jane Porter working with a group of Yr 6 pupils. The session begins with a visit by members of London Zoo education outreach team and Roberta the Macaw. Pupils then draw from life and create simple stories involving a Macaw to produce individual collaged picture books. Jane uses acrylic paint as part of this workshop and old clothes are advised for this part of the process. The books are bound and stitched and advice is given for materials and techniques.

See also
How to make a book with Claire Satow
Jane Porter
ZSL London Zoo
Umlando classroom workshop, Photoshop
questions
The Sarah Dyer questions section was partly filmed during live video conference sessions between the artist and London schools in July 2009. This section includes footage from Sarah's booksigning at the Illustration Cupboard gallery in London which was part of an exhibtion of some of her work.

See also
Timelapse
Gallery
Illustration cupboard
other interesting sites (relating to this terms activity)
Sarah Dyer www.sarahdyer.com/

ZSL London Zoo www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo

Frances Lincoln www.franceslincoln.com/

Bloomsbury Children's Books www.bloomsbury.com/

V&A Museum of Childhood Bethnal Green www.vam.ac.uk/moc/

Illustration Cupboard www.illustrationcupboard.com/

Jane Porter www.janeporter.co.uk/

London Grid for Learning www.lgfl.net/web/lgfl/homepage

CLEO cleo.net.uk

National Society for Education in Art and Design www.nsead.org

An online resource for educational specialists, resources and support www.educationalists.co.uk

Gateway to over 3,000 UK Museums, Galleries and Heritage Attractions www.24hourmuseum.org.uk
activity - Picture Book Maker
Picture Book Maker allows the user to create a new story about animals in the zoo using original characters created by Sarah Dyer.