Try them as a family or form a group with friends on-line and share your ideas and creations as they unfold.
The Second of two bonus pages of two-hour activities devised and delivered by guest artists.
2 Sedna by Jake Evans. This challenge is for you to make an origami kayak, draw Arctic Sea Mammals and undertake a fiendish quiz to help you tell the story of “Sedna”.
You will need
• card or paper
• pencils, pens, paints or crayons
• and a rich imagination
Planning out your story
Can you write down the parts of the story you thought were most important and why?
On the right are my seven most important moments…
And below are some participants suggestions
“We liked the imagery of the great seabird as all different birds creating one bird.
The transformation of Sedna into the goddess.
How scared Sedna must have felt.
Loud deafening Squawk.
Powerful wings beating in anger.”
“We liked the images of the liquid potion touching her lips and sending her to sleep.
The bird-man being transformed from man to bird: nose growing into beak and eyes becoming black beads.
Her father telling her to climb down on her own from the cliff.
The parts of her fingers becoming animals of the sea.”
Arctic Sea Mammals Challenge
The are 12 sea mammals that live all year round in the Arctic Ocean. There are 4 whales, 7 seals and 1four legged mammal, can you name them?
The answers are at the bottom of the page.
Making your kayak
You need a piece of A4 paper or card, brown looks most realistic if you have any.
Cut your card or paper in half horizontally like this…
Fold it in two horizontally and then open it up, like this...
Then fold the edges into the middle like this…
Then fold all the corners down like this…
Then fold the corners down again like this…
Now, this is the tricky bit, you need to open it and turn it inside out carefully along the creases like this…
Until it looks like this…
Now you can use it to tell the story. It’s really useful to hold when the storm is raging so you can show it rocking on the waves.
You can decorate the outside of your kayak by drawing Arctic Sea Mammals.
Jake’s Step by step guides to drawing Arctic Sea Mammals
1 The Bowhead Whale
2 The Narwhal
3 The Walrus
Can you draw Sedna’s Seabird Husband?
Remember he was a mixture of lots of different birds.
Here’s Jake’s version of what he might look like.
What will yours be?
The images below were posted on our Mythstories - Let’s Create at Home Facebook Group session on 26th August 2020.
“Huge heartfelt thanks for the workshop today - stretching our brains in creative ways and inspiring some imaginative drawing. We loved it.”
“Thank you for a great workshop.”
Answers to the Arctic Sea Mammals Challenge:-
Bowhead Whale, Grey Whale, Beluga Whale and Narwhal,
Walrus, Bearded Seal, Ribbon Seal, Ringed Seal, Spotted Seal, Harp Seal & Hooded Seal,
And others who visit the Arctic but don’t live there all year round are:-
Sperm Whale, Blue Whale, Fin Whale, Humpback Whale, Killer Whale and Harbour Porpoise.
And, if you like puzzles, Jake also posted up a Wordsearch he’d made using a Word Search Maker at thewordsearch.com - Here’s a link to it… SEDNA WORDSEARCH Enjoy!