Painting and Drawing 1

Unit: Artist as Storyteller: Comics and Graphic Novels

Samples of Student Work:

Unit Theme: Comics and graphic novels. Storytelling. Drawing and painting.

Goal(s): students will understand that they can express themselves using the techniques of comics and graphic novels.

Overview: Students will look at and discuss graphic novels and comic art. Students will be asked to answer questions and story prompts to help them come up with an idea for a story. Then, students will sketch three ideas their story. Then, students will create a mixed media art piece that makes use of the techniques of comics and graphic novels using little to no text.

Grades: 10 -12

Unit Objectives:
Objective 1: Student will create an art piece that has personal meaning.
RI GSE: VAD 3 (9-12) –1: Students communicate in the language of VA&D

Objective 2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of value by using hatching, cross-hatching stippling and/or scumbling.
RI GSE: VAD 1 (9-12) –1:Students demonstrate knowledge and application of
VA&D concepts

Objective 3: Students will create an art piece that demonstrates knowledge of the following elements and principles of art and design: unity and emphasis.
RI GSE: VAD 1 (9-12) – 2: Students demonstrate knowledge and skill of
media, tools, techniques, and processes of VA&D

Objective 4: Students are able to discuss their work as well as the work of others in a group critique.
RI GSE: VAD 4 (9-12) –1: Students reflect upon, analyze and evaluate the work
of self and others

Evaluation:
1. Created an art piece that an art piece that has personal meaning.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of value by using hatching, cross-hatching stippling and/or scumbling.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of unity and emphasis.
4. Student was able to discuss their own work and the work of others in group critiques.

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