Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kids' Project: Team Cartooning

Kids are such incredible generators of stories. Stories just jump out of them.

Today we had the white boards out, and I laid them flat on the table. Then I drew the shape of a cat on each one.

I varied the poses, and that's about it. The kids added the rest.

This kitty went on quite a journey. She started out at home, then went through the door, and smelled a flower, then said "Oh no, I've got to go home," then rested under an umbrella and ran home in the rain.

There were three girls working on this. There was much discussion.

I love the way it came out. I love the way they changed the scenery.

Afterward they tried hiding some of the frames from each other by putting them under the table, and changing the order around.

Such a story. Such cartoonists -- all three of them at once!

A Picture of Boy with Sad Cartoon Face

A cartoon boy is a young male human in cartoon, usually cartoon faces of child or adolescent. Boy characters also have sad cartoon face, happy cartoon face, etc.

Do You Think Better When You Are Moving?

Ken Robinson tells a story about Gillian Lynne, who would grow up to choreograph "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," and who had a problem sitting still as a child. Fortunately, someone noticed that there wasn't anything wrong with her, she was a dancer. So instead of being medicated and told to sit down and be quiet, she was encouraged to dance.

Beethoven apparently derived much of his inspiration from long walks in nature.

Do you think better when you are moving?

Many children do. But we tell them to sit down and be quiet all the time.

When I'm teaching a class, I actually feel more successful when there's a fair amount of noise. Not total chaos, nothing getting broken, but laughter and talking.

I also notice that often kids will stand up at a table when they are working on a project, even when there are chairs all around.

It's important not to forget the kinetics of learning -- everything in our environment is information, it's not all in our heads.

Drawing is really recorded movement, not a product made on paper. It's not still at all.

So next time you're seeking inspiration, maybe try doing that while on your feet. Works for a lot of kids.

A Cartoon Picture of A Man in The Rain


Rain cartoon is liquid precipitation in cartoons, as opposed to other kinds of precipitation pictures such as hail, sleet and snow. Pictures of rain cartoon is usually come with people picture too. So, we often see people's cartoon face expressions in the rain.

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