About ‘Art & Advocacy’:
THIS PROJECT IS SPLIT OVER THREE DAYS.
In this project, student artists are introduced to how graphic designers advocate for change through graphic design, with a focus on organiazations and designers focusing on water-related issues.
Students then choose a topic they care deeply about and design a poster advocating for their chosen cause.
A note that because there is some writing as well as a focus on editing their content (visual and text), this projects is more suited for older kids who can read and write independently. Of course, you can always work along with your child and support them in that way.
The Doodles Academy curriculum encourages a growth mindset by focusing on process over product: projects are designed to allow students to tell their own stories and individualize art projects. This creates a more engaging and more challenging environment where students learn to solve their own problems rather than copying a model.
A typical day in the project:
Students watch a video giving them context and demonstrations.
Students receive instructions and work on their art independently.
-Guardians will receive emails detailing concepts they can discuss with their children.
-After the final lesson, students will submit a photo of their artwork and an artist statement.
- Watercolors, liquid watercolors, or other paint
- Water containers & rags
- Palettes (if using liquid watercolors)
- Watercolor paper
- Permanent Marker
- Brainstorm Packets (will be emailed to you)