Maumee Valley Country Day School: Summer Time Program
Comic Book and Cartoon Hero Art: Grades 5-8For this class I had 15 students, with 12 boys and 3 girls. Here are student examples of Comic Trading Cards. They had to create a comic book character and draw that character on one side of the card and facts and info on the other. I found plastic slips to protect their drawings. Shown: Powerhouse and Acid Hand.
Here are the completed Comic Books. I showed them a comic book lay out and how we could easily create our own. They had to use the same character that they created for their Comic Trading Cards. A story was created with drawn images and written text. Through out the week this Comic Book was used as an extra time project.
The students created a 3-d version of their Comic Cartoon Hero using colored model magic. Keeping in mind that it had to be the same character from the previous projects.
Here is a student's Cartoon Self-Portrait. This was created with the inspiration of cartoon cells. Students traced over a photograph of themselves on a clear plastic/acrylic sheet then painted the back side with crayola tempera. Next they had to create a background. The students all seemed to enjoy this project, and thought it was "cool" that the completed project looked like them just a cartoon version.
This was my first week as a "real" teacher on my own. The students were great and each project went better then expected. But there are some things I will do differently next time...but that's how we learn as Teachers right??