From One Word - Barking Spider Visual Theatre

From One Word asks participants to consider a theme, or consider what matters most to them. They then work collaboratively to boil this theme, idea or problem down to One Word. Students work in pairs, and select only one word from the two. And the process is repeated, until the whole class collectively ends up with just One Word.

The workshop develops into a creative exploration of how this theme might be used in an artistic context using different art forms. The students devise a collaborative artistic response to their one word – eg. Through drama, writing, visual art or puppetry, to be presented to each other.

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Throughout 2017


From 2 hour workshop - week long Residency


All Ages

Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts, English

Capabilities: Personal and Social, Critical and Creative Thinking

Artforms: Drama, Visual Art

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Phone: Arts & Education Coordinator


From One Word asks participants to consider what matters most to them to tell a collaborative story across different art forms.

Metro: 30th Jan 2017 to 22nd Dec 2017
Regional: 30th Jan 2017 to 22nd Dec 2017

Barking Spider Visual Theatre
Duration: From 2 hour workshop - 1 week Residency
Artforms: Visual Arts, Drama
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Maximum Student Attendance: 50