Graphic Narrative AM 2017 Grades 7-9 Summer CampThe Cabin
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Graphic Narrative AM 2017 Grades 7-9 Summer Camp
Meets daily July 17-21. This camp is for kids going into 7th – 9th grade. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 am – 12 pm each day. Investigate the powerful potential of connecting words and images as you work to create a graphic novel alive with full characters, a riveting plot, and meaningful design. Explore art excursions to galleries and installations, and read graphic texts with peers and your Cabin teaching-writer to discover how to produce art that shows and tells.During the last half-hour of camp on Friday, family and friends are invited to The Cabin for lemonade and a public reading of student writing.
Draw the comics you’ve always wanted to read.
Foci for Student Learning:
- Critically reading visual/literary hybrid art texts to learn about craft
- Symbol and image
- Collage, cartoons, found texts, visual rhetoric
- Tone and argument (irony, satire, etc)
- Ekphrasis; “translating” visual art into language art and back again
- Making comics and graphic narratives
Essential Questions Students Will Investigate:
- How do you read a picture?
- Is a picture really worth 1,000 words?
- What’s the relationship between words and images? What relationships are possible?
- What are the parts of a graphic narrative? What do they do?
- How can graphic narratives evoke emotion?
- How can understanding of graphic narratives influence other modes of expression?
- In what ways are images in sequence like writing? Unlike writing?
- How do we move story forward through image and pictures?