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
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
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
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.