This summer's latest adventure is creating a week long workshop for kiddos interested in developing their cartoon drawing skills. Though I've personally been a long time fan of the comic genre, I've never really taught comics in any kind of formal way in my traditional art classroom. I am here to attest, KIDS LOVE COMICS! They relate to comic characters and scenarios effortlessly and I was surprised to find out how sophisticated their understanding was of classic comic forms like "the one line gag," breaking the fourth wall in a 2-d drawing, and the importance of creating a strong backstory for characters.
I had a good three months to design the workshop.I found the Internet to be rife with information about how to design a comics unit for teens, but the students I would be working with were grades 3-5. Because of this and our limited 4-day time constraint, I felt the need to design a solid, task master flash, curriculum from the ground up.
Sunny is an art teacher who is living the dream. The only thing she enjoys more than her curious students are the adventures she has with her loving husband and cat in the fabulous city of Philadelphia!
Artful Artsy Amy
The Department of Making + Doing
The Philadelphia Museum of Art