Last week while I was in WA for the Cavalcade of Authors, I had the pleasure of visiting Enterprise Middle School. I did an activity with Mrs. Tsoukalas art classes for 2nd-6th period and each day this week I will be posting the classes creation for this activity.
The activity went something like this:
Together with the class, we created a single character. The class told me what to draw starting with the eyes (shape, size, etc.), following with the head, nose, mouth all the way to the expression and body language. Many times I chose students to come up and draw their ideas on the poster board. Once finished, the class named the character, then created a story using all the basic elements of who, what, when, where, why and how. I wrote down everything they told me and today you will get to see that character and read that character's story.
The students at Enterprise were VERY creative, interactive, and SO much fun! Comments are definitely encouraged as I'm sure the students would love to read them! Many of these participating students are hoping to be writers, illustrators, or even animators some day.
I also took photos of additional pictures drawn by students who wanted to share, so I'll be posting those as well.
Characters & stories by Enterprise Middle School:
2nd Period: Bubbles
3rd Period: Marlon Barry Jr.
4th Period: Chanel From Norway
5th Period: Zylock and Bionic Werewolves (Thursday)
6th Period:00 Penguin and the City of Whatchamacallit (Friday)