Jonathan Gibbs

Research output: Other contribution


2013 SCHOOL MEALS was a collaboration with Dalmeny Primary School, Edinburgh
2014 TOWERBANK SEA MONSTER was a collaboration with Towerbank Primary School, Edinburgh.

This evolving series of Drawing Book projects was successfully addressed over two years with these two schools.
Vivian French oversaw the two workshop visits to each school in developing narratives in words and pictures.

SCHOOL MEALS concerned character and personality, with children writing recipes to describe themselves. These were composed on to plates, in a circular format, with Stage 2 Illustration students developing their own recipes. All work was presented in the Main Lecture Theatre, ECA, with children from Dalmeny, teachers, students and ECA staff present. School Meals was supported by the City Council Literacy Department, and particularly Evelyn Love Gajardo. Works were exhibited at Waverley Court, Edinburgh City Council.
Cate James and Kasia Matyjaszek assisted with the project.
THE TOWERBANK SEA MONSTER was a book illustration project, written and illustrated by pupils and students. As with the previous four Drawing Book projects, the pupils and staff visited ECA for presentations and refreshments. School pupils wrote the story, over seven chapters, each of which was illustrated with multiple drawings to be composed by the students into large-format page decorations. The final printed form for this is a concertina book to A1 landscape format. Additionally, each student devised a monster-themed story book. These were read aloud during the final presentation in 4.10, Evolution House.
Cate James assisted with the project, as with Dalmeny, as did Jonathan Gibbs, Lucy Roscoe, Anine Bosenberg, and Vivian French.
Original languageEnglish
Typecollaboration with primary school
Media of outputexhibition, event, publication
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012


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