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Comic Strip/Cartooning, Drawing, & Mixed Media Art 5-9yo. Learning Records

Comic Strip/Cartooning, Drawing, & Mixed Media Art 5-9yo.

1 Semester

In this semester-long course, students will explore a variety of media including watercolors, charcoal, colored pencil, chalk pastel, and oil pastel.  We will also be practicing and expanding our drawing and cartooning skills, while learning about the various elements of art (such as color, line, texture, and shape) and creating our own comic strip!  There will not be any homework involved.

01/27/15 Week #1     The Nerdy Hedgehog Cartoon

Medium: Mixed Media

Objectives: Learn to compose and draw the artwork in a cartoon style – Learn to combine mediums.

 

02/03/15 Week #2     The Painted Peacock

Medium: Acrylic Paint on Black Paper

Objectives: Learn to compose and paint the artwork – Gain familiarity with building up color on a dark background.

 

02/10/15 Week #3     Valentine Love Bug Collage

Medium: Mixed Media/Printing/Collage

Objectives: Learn to combine various mediums and mark-making methods unified by a common theme.

 

02/17/15 Week #4     Laminated Watercolor Leaves

Medium: Watercolors

Objectives: Learn to compose, paint, and laminate the artwork – Emphasis on the planning of color and texture.

 

02/24/15 Week #5     Hillside Handprint Sheep

Medium: Mixed Media

Objectives: Learn to compose and paint the artwork – Emphasis on building an image around a seemingly unrelated shape.

 

03/03/15 Week #6     Over-the-Wall Comic Strip

Medium: Colored Pencils & Colored Markers

Objectives: Learn to compose and draw the comic strip – Emphasis on creating a simple story in three parts.

 

03/10/15 Week #7       Spray Paint Stenciling

Medium: Stencils/Colored Construction Paper/Spray Paint

Objectives: Learn to create and use large stencils – Become familiar with the use of spray paint as a medium.

 

03/17/15 Week #8     Mouse and Bottle Cartoon

Medium: Mixed Media

Objectives: Learn to compose and draw the artwork – Emphasis on overlapping images.

 

03/24/15 Week #9     Charcoal Poodle

Medium: Charcoal & Black/Colored Sharpie

Objectives: Learn to compose the artwork and use a fixative – Emphasis on line and shape.

 

03/31/15 Week #10     Farmyard Fork Chicks

Medium: Black Sharpies/Chalk Pastels/Acrylic Paints

Objectives: Learn to draw and paint the artwork – Emphasis on the use of non-traditional painting utensils.

 

04/14/15 Week #11     Milk Bubbles

Medium: Milk/Oil/Food Coloring

Objectives: Learn to create incredible surface designs and patterns – Emphasis on color planning.

 

04/21/15 Week #12     Jack and the Beanstalk Cartoon

Medium: Mixed Media

Objectives: Learn to compose and draw/paint the artwork in a cartoon style – Emphasis on techniques of combining various mediums.

 

04/28/15 Week #13     Birds on a Wire Cartoon

Medium: Colored Markers & Chalk Pastels

Objectives: Learn to compose and draw the artwork in a cartoon style – Emphasis on using expressions to create personality.

 

05/05/15 Week #14     Splatter Cartoons at a Disco Dance

Medium: Acrylic Paints on Black Paper

Objectives: Learn to create humorous characters from abstract shapes – Gain familiarity with light on dark.

 

05/12/15 Week #15     Night Sea Jellyfish

Medium: Watercolor/Sharpies/Oil Pastel/Rubbing Alcohol/Acrylic Paint

Objectives: Learn to draw and paint the artwork – Emphasis on using various mediums to compose different aspects of a night scene.

 

05/19/15 Week #16     Finish up all incomplete artwork.

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