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Creating Comics (elementary)

Last changed: 05/28/2019 11:33am
4 , 5 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 Phone , In-Person , Email
Display materials, Newsprint pads.
Plain white paper, pencils.
regular classroom for workshops. Library, auditorium or lunchroom great for multiple classes!
I CAN use my artistic and writing skills necessary to produce a narrative in the comics medium.
Creating Comics is a two part program consisting of workshops incorporating art and writing instruction to help students create their own comics and graphic novels.

Session One will serve as an introduction to the medium and proceed into two cartooning exercises, where students will learn to draw heads and faces, and learn to capture body gestures. They will use these lessons to create characters for use in stories in session two.

Session two will cover classic plot structure creation and using comic style scripts to generate compelling stories they will draw later on. Students will learn to translate from script form into rough layout thumb-nails on the comics page. Students will finish their stories and add word balloons for dialogue.
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.
any number of volunteers or teachers may assist the students during the drawing portion of the workshop.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Reading Standards for Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas #7: Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
Grade 4: Writing Standards: Text Type and Purposes #3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Grade 4: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem. B. Collaboratively set goals and create artwork that is meaningful and has purpose to the makers.
Grade 4: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

Grade 5

Grade 5: Reading Standards for Literature #7: Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, and beauty of a text.
Grade 5: Writing Standards: Text Type and Purposes #3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Grade 5: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making. B. Identify and demonstrate diverse methods of artistic investigation to choose an approach for beginning a work of art.
Grade 5: Visual Arts: Creating:Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice. B. Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials, tools, and equipment.
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