Archive: Apr 2020

  1. AFM ONLINE: Video Game Character Design Challenge

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    Hi all,

    This week AFM have selected the challenge to create video game characters. You can design as many or as few characters as you like.
    You can draw the character using a simple but effective pen and paper, you could go for some cosplay and get some photos dressed up as the character, or if you’re feeling fancy/ technical you could draw them on an iPad or a laptop.

    Although we are setting this challenge for the AFM club, we’d be really happy for anyone else to participate, whether you attend Plantation or not. You can share your work with us via our facebook page or twitter @PlantationP.


    The main character: for this one you have complete freedom to unleash your imagination.

    The evil one: a thief, a monster or maybe a witch? You may want to think about their relationship to the main character. Are they enemies, if so, why? What threat do they pose to the character or the world that they are a part of? Make them as gruesome or perilous as you wish.

    The helper: whether a wizard with great wisdom, a trusty side-kick or a kind stranger, this character will lend your main character a helping hand.

    Tip #1: Create a moodboard of ideas from video games, films or books that you enjoy.

    Tip #2: Clothing and silhouette can be two of the most eye-catching and memorable components to your character.

    Useful Resources – blog post on creating video game characters – video on 10 principles of character illustration – character designs and what we learned from them – video game character design how to – character design step by step drawing how to – and finally for a bit of fun, buzzfeed quiz on which video game character you are

    AFM – Remember that we will be sharing our designs and ideas on Wednesday so get them to us BY TUESDAY via Telegram or email. We can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂

  2. Plantation Updates

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    We hope that you are all doing well and enjoying the sunshine- even if it is from indoors.

    Plantation Productions remains closed due to Covid-19, however we have continued to provide support and inspiring activities for our participants and community, as well as working together to develop exciting plans for the future.

    Some highlights from the last few weeks:Two Creative Steps care packages have been sent out, featuring an array of creative activities that can be done at home with simple materials, as well as info on staying healthy and calm. 

    • A Creative Steps blog has been set up, with plenty of fun creative activities and can be found here: I fancy trying out the sewing tutorial myself!

    • Ambition For Media digital sessions will begin next Wednesday. Each week our participants will vote on the activities that the Youth Team offer, from photography competitions to horror story writing.
    • We will be sharing at home activities for young people and kids on our social media, under the themes of ‘stay active’ ‘stay calm’ ‘stay informed’ and ‘stay entertained’.
    • Two care packages for our Seniors Film Club have been sent out, highlights of which included the Govan Quiz, seated yoga and info on local resources.

    Let us know if you have enjoyed our distance activities, and if you have any suggestions for anything you’d like to see during the upcoming weeks.

    Take care and stay safe!


  3. Stay Safe, Stay Creative

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    To ensure that we stay connected and creative, we have released our first round of activity packs for our Creative Steps group members.

    Doing something creative, in whatever form this may be, can be extremely beneficial for our wellbeing. It also helps us to keep busy and is a fun way to spend time.

    Creative Steps participants will have received the first letter last week, consisting of creative activities, a wellbeing sheet, an update letter and a mini copy of our latest newsletter.

    For our seniors, Lorna made up an engaging and enjoyable pack with film-based activities, a vocal exercise and a list of useful resources.


    To connect digitally, we have made a temporary online resource full of activities and ideas. This will be updated every week with new tutorials and news. Click here to take a look.

    We are considering further ways to keep connected during this time and will keep you all updated with any ideas we have.

    If you make any of the activities in the blog or post packs, please send us a photo – we would love to see what you create.

    We hope that you are all staying safe and well during this time.