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Tim Burton Film Class


We have amazing people in our community who support our homeschool coop.  Over the summer, our children’s art work will be exhibited at the Columbia Museum of Art. This Fall, we are partnering with the Nickelodeon on The Art of Storytelling through Film.

Frank Baker, one of our country’s leading media literacy experts, has helped us with various curricula ideas. He sent us one on Tim Burton, which Danielle (one of your coop parents) used for our mini-Film Class this past May. It was such a fun experience for the families who participated. We watched and discussed Vincent Price, Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Paranorman (as a comparison), Coraline (not Tim Burton, but inspired by his works) and 9 (which he helped produce). For homework, the kids worked on something related to each film. These are just some of the things they did.

Drawings (Frankenweenie)

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Photo Stills (Frankenweenie and Nightmare Before Christmas)


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Cut Outs (Corpse Bride)


 Puppets of 9 and 5 (9)

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A Trip to Pearl Fryar’s Garden (the real life Edward Scissorhands)


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1 Comment

  1. School of the Minds has been a great time for us! Love the diversity of education that is offered here! Thanks!

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