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8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Art and Design

Digital Literacy

Dramatic Arts/Theater

You are about to make a set for a production! We can use Minecraft Education Edition to show the potential and creativity of your stage design.

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avatar Submitted By: Lynne Telfer

May 30, 2018

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Project Based Learning

External References

'HOW TO' VIDEO - Designing and Making a Theatre Set using Minecraft Education Edition

As proof of concept, this video takes you through the steps of set production.

The Hand-drawn layout example

An example of the hand-drawn layout usined in the video.

See the Model in REMIX 3D

The model created for the video and uploaded onto REMIX 3D

The MC:EE World

The Theatre Room in MC:EE format

Learning Objectives

  • I am learning how to design a mise-en-scene (stage design) using the mine-craft education edition.
  • I am learning how to use ICT in the performance making process.
  • I am learning how to collaborate with others in drama.
  • I am learning about the design and production pathways in the performing arts.

Guiding Ideas

Are you about to put on a play and would like to explore original and interesting designs for your audience to experience your creation?

Do you have just a small area and cannot perceive how it could be transformed?

How can you explore the potetnial of the theatre space for your production?

 

Student Activities

Welcome!

We will be enjoying this learning experience in small groups so we can build on each others ideas and collaborate!

First, get into groups of 3 - 4 designers. Give yourselves a team name.

Ok, team let's talk about yourproduction.

  1. What play are you presenting?
  2. What is the play about?
  3. What will the set be? ( a castle, forest, spaceship...)
  4. What style of layout will you have for your audience?
  5. Where will the actors be able to come in and out of scenes?

Talk to you teacher about your ideas. It is time to get to work drawing yourstage design

The Hand-drawn Layout

Take your time on this. Usually the first idea is no wherenear the best so try different ideas. Use graph paper measuring 32 x 32 squares.  Design your stage using pencil and ruler, keeping your eraser handy! Here is an example. https://gyazo.com/71bc9ae43d035157ca5faf0d32b50681

Building the Model

Open Minecraft Education Edition.
Log in using your account details.

Your teacher will open and share a world called Theatre. It is a flat world with rooms representing the stage and seating area. Once you are on, please choose one room and build there only.

The rooms are 32 x 32 blocks, representing 8m x 8m. Each block is 25cm.

3. Using your awesome skills in Minecraft building, make your set! Add your colour scheme and all the features of your set:-
- the stage/performance area
- the seating/audience area
- lighting
- cameras
- backdrops
- props

Once complete, you are ready to go!

Go to the structure block in the front corner of the building and export your 3D model.

Take Photos!

Using your camera, feel free to take photos from any angle. Remember to fly up a bit as you are the size of a small child in this build. Your photos can be downloaded as a zip file and then you can use them for presentations and production guides.

Painting in Paint 3D

You can now add extra detail by painting onto the model.

Share!

Upload your model to Remix 3D and share with your class and the world.

3D Print

Soon you will be able to 3D print the model.

Performance Expectations

Did you show understanding in the design and production pathways?

Does your stage meet the requirements of the audience, actors and scenes?

How well did  team collaboration assist in the success of the project?

Can you explain how you designed and created the stage set using the new technologies?

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Project Based Learning

External References

'HOW TO' VIDEO - Designing and Making a Theatre Set using Minecraft Education Edition

As proof of concept, this video takes you through the steps of set production.

The Hand-drawn layout example

An example of the hand-drawn layout usined in the video.

See the Model in REMIX 3D

The model created for the video and uploaded onto REMIX 3D

The MC:EE World

The Theatre Room in MC:EE format