Saturday, May 9, 2015

Illustrated Proverbs 6th grade

This is a popular project with the 6th grade as they learn how to draw some cartooning characters.

Each student chooses a proverb from our Core Knowledge List. They have to come up with a creative way to illustrate with cartoon people. 

This is a painting by a Northern Renaissance Painter, Pieter Brueghel.  It contains over 100 proverbs illustrated that were popular during 1559.

We used colored pencils for this project. Some new techniques were taught and finally calligraphy letters to write each proverb on the drawing.

It was fun to see the different classes ideas for the same proverb.

The students could choose to use the literal sense or what the proverb means to them.

The student shared their proverbs with the class and explained the meanings.

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