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OBJECTIVES:

TITLE-ACTIVITY:

COMICAL NARRATIVE
CARTOONS

Personal narratives can be expressed through artwork.


Comedy also has a place in Art. There are connections
between Art and Comedy: they can both soothe and relieve
stress. We are going to turn a stressful situation from a past
experience into a comic strip.
SOLs:

GRADE:

Duration: 1 WEEK

VOCABULARY:
Narrative, Illustration, Exaggerating,
Distorting, Panel, Speech Balloon,
Caption, Graphic Novel, Sarcasm,
Encapsulation
ELEMENTS OF ART:
Line, Color, Space, Texture
PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN:
Movement, Repetition, Emphasis

8.6 The student will communicate ideas, experiences,


and narratives through the creation of original works of
art, using selected media.

8.7 The student will independently make ethical


decisions in art making.

8.10 The student will use observational and expressive


drawing techniques to demonstrate multiple viewpoints
(e.g., above, below, front, back).

CROSS CURRICULAR:
English Creative Writing

MOTIVATION: - art history, criticism, aesthetics


Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art challenging traditional Fine Art. Irony, parody,
What are some of your favorite cartoons? Or comics?
Think about a serious or life changing event from your past that was particularly stressful. Can you look back on
it now and see how it changed your life for the better or worse? Or think about how it hasnt had much of an
effect on you at all? Maybe you can look back at it and laugh.
We are going to use these stories from our lives to create a cartoon about us! There are a few essential parts to
a story:

Characters, setting, plot the sequence of events in a story: Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Falling
Action, Resolution, Narrative Hook
What is a cartoon? Does a cartoon tell a story? What is the difference between stories told in cartoons and
other stories? comedy in art

Lets talk about some parts of a cartoon/comic strip. Vocab. words


We are going to write a short creative writing assignment on a story from our life that we will use to create a
comic strip.

MATERIALS:

BACKGROUND SKILLS:

White Paper, Pencils, Erasers, Sharpie


Markers, Colored Pencils, Rulers

Creative Writing

PRODUCTION:

1. Introduction/Conversation and Questions


2. Creative writing time
3. Demonstration on comic strip creation:
-Narrative
-Comic Strip/Panels
-Speech balloons/Captions
- Illustration/ Exaggeration and Distortion
- Sarcasm
4. Check for understanding
5. Studio/Individual help time
6. Clean-up/recap

CHECK OF UNDERSTANDING:
Observe work habits/question procedures
EVALUATION/CLOSURE:
Review Vocab.; Objectives; Procedures
ASSESSMENTS:

Group Critique

REFLECTION:

DIFFERENTIATION:

RESOURCES:

This lesson can be changed


to fit the needs of students
by excluding parts, such as
writing, and only using
visuals to tell the story. It
can also be simplified into a
single panel piece.

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