LESSON TITLE: Cartoons
TEACHER NAME: Jennifer Schupak
GRADE LEVEL: 4th – 12th
CLASS TIME: _45_Minutes _3_Days/week _3_# Session(s)
SUBJECTS COVERED – Geometric Shapes, Drawing Skills
UNIT – Cartoons and Comic Strips
- Students will apply drawing techniques to create characters for a future comic strip project.
- Scrap Paper
Composition – n. particular painting, graphic design, photography and sculpture — composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements
Contour – shape: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
Positive Space – the primary subject matter in a work of art, as opposed to the background or unoccupied spaces.
“Art for Kids: Comic Strips: Create Your Own Comic Strips from Start to Finish (9781579907884): Art Roche: Books.” Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & More. Web. 26 Feb. 2011.
“Big Book of Cartooning (9780762409396): Bruce Blitz, Foreword by Bill Keane of “Family Circus” Bruce Blitz: Books.” Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & More. Web. 26 Feb. 2011.
“Blitz The Fun Book Of Cartoon Faces (9780762404520): Bruce Blitz: Books.” Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & More. Web. 26 Feb. 2011. <http://www.amazon.com/Blitz-Fun-Book-Cartoon-Faces/dp/0762404523>.
“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cartooning But Were Afraid to Draw – BLICK Art Materials.” Art Supplies from Dick Blick Art Materials. Web. 26 Feb. 2011.
McKay, Bob. How to Draw Funny People. Mahwah, NJ: Watermill, 1981. Print.
“You Can Draw Cartoon Animals: A Simple Step-by-step Drawing Guide! (Just for Kids!) (9781600586118): Christopher Hart: Books.”
For cartooning I like to demonstrate on a chalk board or dry erase board so I prefer to have the students near to board for demonstration.
I’ve been working for the past few weeks with my students on building their skills with cartoons. We began with the basics, went through several books making copies of basic parts of a cartoon face, eyes, nose and mouths. I passed out these copies to my students and told them to use these tools to create a face. I demonstrated one face on the board and had the students tell me what the face should look like. Once they saw how simple the project was they got in gear. I made copies of how to draw different faces and people and called them challenges. Below are example of their work.