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Comic Construction (elementary)

Last changed: 05/28/2019 11:33am
K , 1 , 2 , 3 Visual Art
Visual Art English
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
2 60 min
0
In-School Short Term Residency
All Year
$5 0
$250 0
no Email , In-Person , Phone
Display materials, Newsprint pads.
Plain white paper. Pencils.
Standard classroom, auditorium or lunchroom. If a whiteboard, smartboard or easel is available great! Otherwise I can supply easel.
I CAN use words and pictures to visually communicate a story or idea.
I CAN create my own comics and characters as well though instruction in art and storytelling.
Comic Construction is an interactive performance lecture with a construction theme designed to teach the theory and methodology of creating comics and graphic novels. Instructor, Matt Ryan dons his construction outfit to deliver his instructional performance on stage to the awaiting audience.

The demonstration features a character creation exercise with audience participation, and also a lesson on storytelling using pictures to create a fully realized comics page.

After the performance come the workshops, conducted for classroom size groups, consisting of drawing exercises mimicking the character creation exercise from the lecture.

In the older grades (2-3) students will then work on creating their own comic strip consisting of three panels. They will learn how to embellish the strip with dialog, narrative captions, and other comic book conventions.
Matt travels from his studio in Tariffville, CT with large visual props that help him show the creative process behind comic creation. Perfect for in class lectures or on stage for larger audiences.
We encourage teachers and volunteers to participate and assist students during the drawing lessons.

Grade K

Grade K: Reading Standards for Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas #7: With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
Kindergarten: Writing Standards: Text Types and Purposes #3: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
Grade K: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Engage collaboratively in creative art-making in response to an artistic problem.
Grade K: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

Grade 1

Grade 1: Reading Standards for Literature: Integration and Knowledge of Ideas #7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, settings, or events.
Grade 1: Writing: Text Types and Purposes #3: Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Grade 1: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.
Grade 1: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design. B. Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art. C. Use art vocabulary to describe choices while creating art.

Grade 2

Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Craft and Structure #5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Grade 2: Writing Standards: Text Type and Purposes #3: Write narratives in which they recount a well elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Grade 2: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Brainstorm collaboratively multiple approaches to an art or design problem.
Grade 2: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. Demonstrate safe procedures for using and cleaning art tools, equipment, and studio spaces.

Grade 3

Grade 3: Writing Standards: Text Types and Purpose #3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. A. Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Grade 3: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Elaborate on an imaginative idea. B. Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.
Grade 3: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials B. Demonstrate an understanding of the safe and proficient use of materials, tools, and equipment for a variety of artistic processes.
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