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1 Lesson Plan Writing for Comics Exercise
This lesson explores writing for the limited format of one comic page, using condensed story writing with short but impactful content.
2 Lesson Plan Character Discovery (Comics)
This lesson explores shapes and how artists apply them to construct the figure.
3 Lesson Plan Storyboarding a Story Plot for Comics
This lesson explores the importance of condensed writing and writing a full script for a limited, one-page comic story.
4 Lesson Plan Comic Page Panel Construction
This lesson focuses on the importance of condensed storyboard formatting for a limited one page comic story.
5 Lesson Plan Inking the comic page
This lesson teaches about detail, texture and varied (thickness) of line to create depth of perception. Exercise inking varied penciled characters/drawings to get a feel for the pens and the various sizes.
6 Lesson Plan Applying Digital Color Using Adobe PhotoShop
This lesson teaches PhotoShop coloring techniques to apply digital color to Comics.
7 Lesson Plan Applying Digital Letter and Word Balloons (Comics)
This lesson teaches students how to create and compose word balloons in the “fixed” space that is a comic panel.
8 Teaching Activity Character Discovery
This activity explores shapes and how artists apply them to construct the figure.
9 Teaching Activity What I've Always Wanted To Know About You
This activity is a good team building/ice breaker exercise when you have a large group and not a lot of time. While it does not directly teach or reinforce knowledge or skills related to art making—there are many activities on this site that do that—it is a great, active way to engage people and is fun to do.
10 Teaching Activity Creating a Sensory Portrait: An Observation Exercise
This exercise accomplishes two things: it is a great warm-up exercise to introduce a group of people to one another in a fun and different way; and it helps students to understand how we use a range of sensory cues—primarily visual, but others, as well—to decode and understand a situation, person, or place.
11 Teaching Activity Figure Drawing for Comics
12 Teaching Activity One, Two, and Three-Point Perspective (For the Comic Artist in You)
The key concepts are setting your horizon line and what that means when making a vanishing point in one, two and three point perspective.
13 Teaching Resource Cheat Sheet:
The California Visual & Performing Arts Standards

This provides an overview of the five, core Visual Art Standards and describes their relationship to Venice Arts' curriculum in easy-to-understand language.
14 Teaching Resource Activity & Lesson Plan Summary Sheet
This is the template that Venice Arts' Teaching Artists should be using to capture details about great teaching activities, lesson plans, or resources. Once complete, they can be emailed to Venice Arts Media Assistant for entry into the website.
15 Teaching Resource Core Curriculum
Our core curriculum is built upon the five learning pillars shown in this teaching resource.
16 Teaching Resource Overview of Structure and Staffing
In this resource, we go over staffing a mentoring program. In order to achieve our goal of at least one artist for every three youth, we engage professional artists as Volunteer artist-mentors.

 
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