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RE: Cartooning Ideas

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Fields, Linda (
Wed, 30 Sep 1998 10:58:01 -0400

I have the same problem and would appreciate ideas also. I think part of it
is the fear of breaking out of a comfort zone, but for some kids I will try
anything just to get them started. Linda in NC

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> From: Jim Robinson[SMTP:robinsj]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 1998 1:03 PM
> To:
> Subject: Cartooning Ideas
> I have a large number of high school art students that continually ask me
> when we are going to work on cartooning.  It seems that since sixth grade
> (approximately) they have had this "talent" at drawing characters (some
> copied, some original).  I find it difficult to get them to draw from
> observation at times because they want everything to look "cartoonish."  
> Well, I am looking for any project ideas that might allow a student to
> select cartooning/sequential art, etc. for their subject while other
> students may have an alternate solution (like realistic drawing, etc.). 
> Not every one of my students is interested in this, so I'm not sure that I
> want to pursue a whole unit on it.  Most of the students have done
> caricatures before and simple cartoon characters.  Are there any other
> ideas that I could incorporate.  Any help would be appreciated.
> Kim
> Bermudian Springs High School
> York Springs, PA