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Case Study Package: Exploring Darren Shan's Characters Through Art

Read about how Catherine Wylie, an English teacher at Alva Academy in Clackmannanshire, developed a collaborative project with colleagues in the Art department. Catherine used our Authors Live event with Darren Shan, Darren's novel Zom-B and the work of American artist Joseph Cornell to explore representations of character. She has also made a resource based on the project available so you can have a go yourself!

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Authors Live: Darren Shan

art work from the Zom-B project at Alva Academy

Blog 1: An English & Art department collaborative project Part 1

Catherine describes how the project came about.

Blog 2: An English & Art department collaborative project Part 2

Catherine talks more about the involvement of the art department.

Blog 3: An English & Art department collaborative project Part 3

Catherine tells us how the pupils tackled the art project once the preparation was over.

Authors Live: Darren Shan filming
Authors Live: Darren shan filming
Darren Shan reading

The Zom-B Project unit plan & pupil work sheet

Download Catherine's unit plan & pupil work sheet so you can see how to run the project for yourself

Authors Live: Darren Shan watch on demand 

Download our free Darren Shan learning resources

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