In this project, kids are inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poems in,‘Don’t Blump the Glump”. They brainstorm a monster who can help them do something, then create a poem about their monster using descriptive language. They draw a self-portrait of themselves with their monster, and then alter their poem to enhance the meaning through visual emphasis.
There is a writing component, so younger students will need some adult support to successfully complete this project.
A note that 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.
- Paper (recommended: 11×14″ drawing paper)
- Colored Pencils
- Access to a printer
- Pencil and eraser
- Notecards, or scrap-paper
- Glue (recommended: glue sticks)