We began by talking about how cartoonists create stylized versions of people. Cartoons are often simplified (three fingers instead of five) and facial features are often exaggerated (eyes that are too big for the face and heads that are too big for the body). The kids were asked to draw self-portraits but use cartoon versions of facial features instead of using a realistic style.
When we painted our backgrounds, the children were asked to choose a color scheme that would contrast with their capes and costumes. I showed students how a blue costume is harder to see on a blue background than a red background.
Background Color Schemes:
- Sunset: red, orange, yellow, pink
- Daylight: light blue, dark blue, purple.
We added salt to create a textured effect in the sky.
Great job second grade! You amaze me!
Learning Goals: I can...
- Explain what a self-portrait is
- Describe common characteristics of superhero costumes
- Work as a cartoonist (careers) to create my own unique superhero
- Use salt to create texture in my watercolor painting
- Used good craftsmanship when coloring, painting and cutting.