Design a Monster Competition
Halloween is almost with us and as part of this year’s “Myths and Monsters” themed Halloween walk we are offering schools the opportunity to take part in our “design a Monster” competition.
The chosen designs will be scaled-up and made into a selfie/face-in-the-hole boards (similar to the image below) which will be available for the public to take photos with on Halloween night at the walk’s start/finish point in Gordon Place.
Teachers (and students) are free to choose what they would like to design but we have some suggested starting points.
For Junior, Senior and First Class students from The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler:
“But who is this creature with terrible claws
And terrible teeth in his terrible jaws?
He has knobbly knees and turned-out toes
And a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.
His eyes are orange, his tongue is black;
He has purple prickles all over his back.”
For Second, Third and Fourth Class students our suggested starting points are from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. The first is a description of “Fluffy”;
“They were looking straight into the eyes of a monstrous dog, a dog which filled the whole space between ceiling and floor. It had three heads. Three pairs of rolling, mad eyes; three noses, twitching and quivering in their direction; three drooling mouths, saliva hanging in slippery ropes from yellowish fangs.”
The second is a description of a troll;
“It was a horrible sight. Twelve feet tall, its skin was a dull, granite grey, its great lumpy body like a boulder with its small bald head perched on top like a coconut. It had short legs thick as tree trunks with flat horny feet. The smell coming from it was incredible. It was holding a huge wooden club, which dragged along the floor because its arms were so long.”
For Fifth and Sixth Class students our suggestion is a description of Frankenstein’s monster from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley;
“His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath: his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips.”
Shelley also describes the monster as eight feet tall, and strong.
If you could choose your ‘Top Ten’ monsters and email the scanned designs to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them in to us at the Arts Centre on Nelson Street Clonmel.
Deadline for designs: Thursday 26th October at 5pm