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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Crayon Resist Crumbles Batik

i LOVE this assignment and the kids do too.
I have done it every year I have taught art (10 years now) and every time the kids remember it the most.

(Click on instructions to make larger)

The end result is an ages textured look. I think the kids may like the process even more than the result!
I love it all.
Have Fun, you will not regret it!

POP art lesson

This post is dedicated to a lesson I teach at school. It is one of my favorites and this is the first year I have ever done it! I used it as an introduction to our comic strip unit... see below
I really enjoy comics, not necassarily the adventure or stories of them,
but the way an artist can draw a story and use such movement and expression in every frame.
It takes talent! I am a big comic art fan...

I love this piece showing Superheros and the sub-word

Get your Roy Lichtenstein coloring pager here. 
We talk about Roy Lichtenstein and his use of primary colors and animation with his sound words...

My Splat

I wanted to do one using our school Mascot, Buzz.

My Husband wanted to try too!

I decided to incorporate the Pop Word lesson into my Cow Parade... see below

Faith, 6th grade 2014

This "Pop" work and all below were done by my 6th graders using red, yellow, blue, and black markers on simple computer paper.
They all finished in 2- 46 minute class sessions.
I was amazed... are you?

Tyler S. 6th grade 2013

Jacob B. 6th grade 2013

Kimberley 6th grade 2013

Omar C. 6th grade 2013

Or, Use the same idea as a name design
6th -8th grade at MMS (2019)

I also LOVE using Pop art comic style in my own personal art...
see here...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Comic Strip Dreams...

I have been in love with the art of comics since 2nd grade. It was one of my very first passions. I remember in 2nd grade, I had a friend that was also an artist that lived in my neighborhood. I would ride my bike over to his house and we would work together on ideas we had for a comic. We always hoped to one day make it into the newspaper. We never got too far with trying though, but the dreams remained alive till this very day. I told this story and dream of mine to my kids at school. Then one student just asked... "Did you ever try to get it in?".... I just kinda stood there blank faced and foolish... and said, "No, maybe I should."
So, until I get a comic of my own officially published, I try to encourage my students at school to hope the same as I did.
So, after doing comics with kids for 8 years now, I think it is about time I launch some dreams. So, I decided to contact our local newspaper and just ask. I wanted to see if they would be interested in posting one of the kid's comics in the news. I asked, and my request was granted! Yeahhh! If you never try and ask, you will never know.
       Here are two of my many finished comics I created. I posted these two specifically because they are about the story of the Lost Sock...
Rocky Sox by Me, Tabitha Seaton

Original Lost Sock comic strip
(even before the book)

These comics below are ones of students that I have taught this year or in past years.
They are the best of the best...
Ashton's comic, Takin' Dimes, Fighting Crimes was published in our local news this summer!

Andy's J.I.M. (Just and Invisible Man) will be published in the news this summer...

Jovani's Fascinating Furry will also be published in the news this summer.

7th grader

7th grader

7th grader

7th grader

7th grader

8th grader

8th grader

8th grader

8th grader

6th grader

6th grader

6th grader

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