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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 Lesson Plan Group Documentary Project
In this lesson, Students work in groups to create a short documentary. Each student in the group is given the opportunity to work on a different aspect of the filmmaking process.
9 Lesson Plan Catch the Moment (Shutter Speed) (2)
This lesson demonstrates the advantage of using different shutter speeds. Students are asked to shoot various types of photos.
10 Library Media Einstein with his Tongue Out
11 Library Media Title, Lee Friedlander, Year
Excellent for a teaching slide set looking at light and shadow.
12 Library Media Making The Not Quite White Apartment on Irolo: A Conversation with Deanna & Jeanette
A video conversation with lead instructor Deanna and youth artist Jeanette about the process of creating a photo book. Specifically, they discuss the relationship between student and mentor.
13 Teaching Activity Writing Prompt: My Name
This activity supports a series of lessons of exploring the notion of "self" and "place" photographically using a selection from a novel, starting with an excerpt that examines "naming" and moving on to descriptive language on sense of home or place.
14 Teaching Activity Photographic Assignment - Navigating Your Neighborhood!
This activity builds observational skills and sensorial awareness, while shooting in a familiar area.
15 Teaching Activity Writing Prompt: Describe a family photograph
This activity uses memory, sensory perceptions, and imagination. It can be used to discuss what people project in to an image and why people may respond to an image differently.
16 Teaching Activity Character Discovery
This activity explores shapes and how artists apply them to construct the figure.
17 Teaching Activity Humanitarian Research (Or Any Central Researched Theme)
This activity emphasizes the importance of research and accurately representing factual information.
18 Teaching Activity 25 Vantage-Point Portraits
This activity provides a hands-on exploration of point-of-view or vantage point when shooting. It is also a good exercise to use when exploring portraiture and in stimulating students' ability to see differently.
19 Teaching Activity Collage
This hands-on activity is great for engaging youth in their own, unedited creative process, while teaching them about composition, visual narrative, deriving meaning from work, expressing creative intent, and more.
20 Teaching Activity Compositing Exercise
This activity demonstrates how to create composite images using PhotoShop. It also introduces students to the notion of constructing images in photography from their imagination.
21 Teaching Activity Photo Drawing Exercise
This activity is designed to develop a greater sense of composition.
22 Teaching Activity Photo Hunt
This activity focuses on capturing the energy of a place or situation. It allows students to practice taking a wide variety of photos and develop their observation skills.
23 Teaching Activity Self-Portraits
This activity encourages students to create various types of self portraits. It allows students to strengthen their storytelling skills and creativity.
24 Teaching Activity Favorites
This activity allows students to develop their storytelling abilities through the use of visual images.
25 Teaching Activity Pitch Your Film
This activity prepares students for a possible class project and allows students to practice idea development and using their imagination.
26 Teaching Activity Texture Collage
This activity introduces students to the idea of texture in paper and allows them to create their own collage.
27 Teaching Activity Mini-Me (Body Outline Sketches)
This activity allows students to develop a sense of self and to express their feelings and thoughts through self portraits.
28 Teaching Activity Favorite Scene Remake
This activity allows students to look at their favorite scenes from a movie or TV show and allows them to recreate the scene. Students develop their ideas using storyboards and execute their plans through making a short.
29 Teaching Activity Photobooth Animation
This activity teaches students various types of animation and allows them to create their own animations using themselves or other objects.
30 Teaching Activity Clay Animation
This activity allows students to create Clay Animation using iStopMotion or FrameThief.
31 Teaching Activity My Muybridge (3)
This activity allows students to use a fast shutter speed to create sequences of objects/people in motion.
32 Teaching Activity Looking Closer - Exploring Aperture through Macro Photography
In this activity, Students learn to understand how to achieve various depths of field and using meter to balance exposure on manual mode.
33 Teaching Activity Give Me the Light (Shooting a Subject Outdoors Using Controlled Lighting)
This activity demonstrates how to control lighting with bounce cards or reflectors and how to recognize different types of lighting.
34 Teaching Activity Graffiti Artist (Intro to Layers in Photoshop)
This activity demonstrates how to combine text and image in Photoshop using layers.
35 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.
36 Teaching Activity Origin of Cave Art Activity
Origin of art/cave art, creative thinking, observation, artistic analysis, practical painting techniques.
37 Teaching Activity Speed Painting with Ketchup and French Fries
YouTube video demonstrates what you do can do with fresh McDonald's French Fries and 10 packets of Ketchup. A 50 minute speed painting session plays in 4 mins. Ketchup as paint and french fries as a paint brush.
38 Teaching Activity Hula Hoop Photography
Use a hula hoop to teach perspective.
39 Teaching Activity Collaged Portraits
Using photoshop, students collage close-up/detail photographs to create a portrait.
40 Teaching Activity Painting with Light
Use long exposures to create "light paintings".
41 Teaching Activity Figure Drawing for Comics
42 Teaching Activity Practicing Interviews
An exercise to prepare students for in-the-field interviewing.
43 Teaching Activity Learning Cinematic Language
A shooting exercise to develop skills in narrative filmmaking
44 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.
45 Teaching Activity Image & Text: Pictures Say A Thousand Words?
An exercise to show the impact of image and photographs.
46 Teaching Activity Visual/Aural Scavenger Hunt for Documentary
47 Teaching Resource L.A. on the cheap: Art for free, or for practically free
The challenge: how to keep things both real and affordable in the ongoing quest to stay in contact with art. Here are some local resources, and how to experience them for free.
48 Teaching Resource Making a Negative Sandwich in the Darkroom
How to print two different negatives at the same time to create one image.
49 Teaching Resource Coachella Syllabus Template
This is a Syllabus Template for Venice Arts' project Picturing Health, which was implemented in eight Southern and Central California communities in 2010-11. It may serve as a useful guide for others implementing similar programs in their communities. Note that it is a one-week, intensive camp model.
50 Teaching Resource TOE 2010-11 Curriculum
This is a curriculum developed for the Robert Ho Foundation.

 
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