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Comic Strip/Cartooning, Drawing, Mixed Media Art 9+yo. Learning Records

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

 

 

2nd 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.

 

01/027/15 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     Coffee Painting Landscape

Medium: Instant Coffee & Water

Objectives: Learn to compose and paint the artwork – Gain familiarity with using non-traditional mediums.

 

02/10/15 Week #3     Valentine Multimedia Printing & 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     Three Bandits Comic Strip

Medium: Colored Pencils & Colored Markers

Objectives: Learn to draw the comic strip – Emphasis on using limited facial features and expressions to create personality.

 

03/03/15 Week #6     Nesting Bluebird

Medium: Black Sharpies & Acrylic Paint

Objectives: Learn to compose and paint the artwork – Gain familiarity with acrylics.

 

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     Watercolor Northern Lights & Snowscape

Medium: Watercolor/Wax Crayons/Oil Pastel/White Acrylic Paint

Objectives: Learn to compose and paint the artwork – Emphasis on using different medium at various stages.

 

03/24/15 Week #9     Cornish Pixies Cartoon

Medium: Mixed Media

Objectives: Learn to compose and draw the artwork in a cartoon style – Emphasis on incorporating elements of comic artwork.

 

03/31/15 Week #10     Charcoal Sheepdog

Medium: Charcoal & Black Sharpies

Objectives: Learn to compose and draw the artwork – Emphasis on line and shape.

 

04/14/15 Week #11     Watercolor Koi

Medium: Watercolor/Oil Pastel/Rubbing Alcohol

Objectives: Learn to compose and paint the artwork – Emphasis on creating movement.

 

04/21/15 Week #12     Castle Window Owl

Medium: Mixed Media

Objectives: Learn to compose and draw the artwork – Emphasis on combining media.

 

04/28/15 Week #13     Arctic Narwhal

Medium: Watercolor/Black Sharpies/Rubbing Alcohol

Objectives: Learn to compose and paint the artwork – Emphasis on creating identifiable details vs. abstract space-filling.

 

05/05/15 Week #14     Night Shades Persian Palace

Medium: Charcoal/Chalk Pastels/White Acrylic Paint

Objectives: Learn to compose and draw the artwork – Gain familiarity with mixing charcoal and chalk pastel – Emphasis on the use of color to create mood.

 

05/12/15 Week #15     Island Jellyfish

Medium: Watercolor/Sharpies/Oil Pastel/Rubbing Alcohol

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

 

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

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