Friday, May 28, 2010

Another successful Elementary School Cartoooning Course completed

For our final class contest at an Immokalee Elementary School, we loaded this table with unfinished pop-up card projects, blank mini-comic booklets, coloring templates, and a selection of drawing and coloring tools. The students were given the options of finishing their works in progress, creating their own original mini comics, or coloring one of my templates in order to be considered for a prize.
While the students worked on their projects during the two class periods, I managed to draw a cartoon portrait for pretty much everybody attending this class.
I would estimate that about half of the drawing requests were fantasy-style cartoons and comicbook hero-style illustrations.
And the other half were more like conventional portraits that depicted regular school activities.
This student drawing inspired by his cartoon portrait was inked with a 0.3 mm Sakura Pigma Sensei pen.
Some students chose to draw their own creations from scratch while others picked a pre-drawn coloring template to color with markers or watercolor pencils.
In the last 30 minutes of class, we gathered all the finished contest entries, and our two judges(the adults that assisted in class this day) selected the students that earned one of the fun prizes available: 3 sets of Sushi puzzle erasers, a set of 10 Crayola fine tip markers, and a couple of Bakugan Deka Metal Gate cards packs.
Several students really embraced the Crayola watercolor pencils as their preferred coloring tools in the later part of the course, so they really proved to be a good choice for expanding our selection of class art materials.

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