Taking inspiration from this year’s Summer Reading Challenge Space Chase theme, children at Stockbridge Library created dark matter monsters in a digital media workshop last Wednesday.
If you haven’t yet seen the fantastical ink blot monsters and videos of artist and illustrator Stefan Bucher, you are in store for a wonderful treat! Stefan Bucher is the wacky, creative mastermind of The Daily Monster, and is a designer, writer, and artist living in California.
Using his ‘Daily Monster’ app for the iPad, children were hooked with the process of producing an ink blot creature digitally – the abstract shapes they generated came alive as cartoons and children explored ways of conveying personality, emotion, action, etc through adding crazy body parts, clothing and additional objects to their monsters.
As you can see from their creations, these dark matter monsters are out of this world!
There’s still time to complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and to join in the Space Chase children’s activities taking place at your local library.