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Let's Create at Home

One of a series of workshops for home-educators.

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

The Story

Jake's 7 points 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…

A4 paper cut in half horizontally

Fold it in two horizontally and then open it up, like this...

Fold in two

Then fold the edges into the middle like this…

open and fold each side to the middle

Then fold all the corners down like this…

fold all the corners down

Then fold the corners down again like this…

and again

Now, this is the tricky bit, you need to open it and turn it inside out carefully along the creases like this…

open it and turn it inside out

Until it looks like this…

it should look 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

How to draw a Bowhead Whale

2 The Narwhal

How to draw a Narwhal

3 The Walrus

How to draw a Walrus

Jake's Sedna's Husband pic

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.

pics from the online workshop 1

“Huge heartfelt thanks for the workshop today - stretching our brains in creative ways and inspiring some imaginative drawing. We loved it.”

pics from the online workshop 2

“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,
Polar Bear.
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 - Here’s a link to it… SEDNA WORDSEARCH Enjoy!

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