Engaging Year 9 Boys in Visual Arts Theory Through Digital Media Storytelling

  • Boys and Stories (2018-19)

The goal of this action research project was to engage Year 9 boys in discussing artworks and overcome their general disinterest and lack of confidence in writing about Art. My action research intervention was to have participants create a narrative-based, creative filmmaking response to an artwork. The boys were encouraged to utilise green screens in their films, enabling them to immerse themselves in the worlds of their selected artworks. I specifically designed this task to cater for boys’ interest in collaboration, storytelling, and technology and to demonstrate that art theory can actually be fun, rather than a dreaded chore.