Welcome to Cartooning!
This course is designed for students interested in improving their drawing skills as well as for those interested in illustration. Cartooning will focus on using drawing to evoke strong emotions, such as humor, as well to tell a story. During the creation process, students will be engaged in their art as an artist would be; play, experimentation, trial and error, and self-learning will all be encouraged.
Course units will help students explore the artist behaviors and artistic thinking processes using flexible instruction, which includes bootcamps, mini-lessons, and demonstrations. Units will be organized around cartooning and illustration techniques and skills, including but not limited to: human proportions, caricature, cartoon strips, satire, and political/social issues. At the end of each unit, students will be granted full choice to utilize the skills they’ve learned to solve a problem or fulfill a prompt of their choice.
Students will also participate in various critique activities meant to help them think critically, problem solve, reason clearly, listen constructively, and speak and write persuasively about art. Through these activities, students will be able to identify and discuss how cartooning illustrators convey a story and meaning through their work.
- Visual Journal or sketchbook
- Active Artsonia account
- Optional: tablet computer for drawing