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On fairytales : " A modern day fairytale" (good for middle school/high
Talk to the class about what elements are included in fairytales ( magic,
good/evil etc. )
Discuss fairytale illustration elements ( illuminated letters, spot
illustrations, full page illustrations)
The assignment is to take a traditional fairytale and illustrate it for the
Example: Sleeping Beauty wouldn't have pricked her finger on a spinning wheel
but perhaps a staple gun or anything modern.
Cinderella might have given her fairy god mother a Snickers bar which was then
turned into a limo or farrari to take her to the " Club ".
Let them come back to class with thumbnail sketches of their illustration so
they can present their ideas to the class and the whole class can participate
in a brainstorming session.
The assignment should include : an illuminated letter ( 2" x 2" )
a spot illustration
a full page illustration
The three pieces can be matted together on one mat with 3 windows cut out.
Fairytales are fun. I hope you get lots of ideas. Laraine