This lesson was designed for one of my classes that I call “Life Design”. I wanted to make a class that was built entirely around the concept that art is everywhere. This class not only promotes the relevancy of art and design in every part of our everyday world but it also promotes how important it is to learn the basics and build upon them to improve your artistic skills. Every lesson that I teach within this particular class is a vocation that students could use their artistic skills for a living. (Movie makeup, car design, illustration, fashion, tattoos, toys, video games, magazines, graphic design, theatre design, jewelry, comics/graphic novels, culinary arts, fantasy weapons, and murals)
These papers go along with my separate Illustration Design powerpoint. They include a 3 page reading resource full of tips for creating illustrations, an assessment page with questions that students will answer after the lesson to check understanding, the lesson plan, the grading rubric for the student project, and an assessment page in which students must break down what an illustrator did in a children's book and explain the possible reasoning of why it was done that way (all about your target audience).
For this project I have students insert their own created page into their favorite children's book. This means that they will not only have to match the writing style of the author, but they will also have to consider the mediums and techniques of the illustrator on top of creating the most effective composition and angle of illustration possible. There is a lot more to children's illustrations than most people recognize! Fun lesson and project!