Units 2 & 3 – Periodic table character generation
(Drawing and Watercolor Painting)
(Hybrid & Distance Learning)
This is a three part unit where students created a character from the periodic table, made a watercolor background as a setting and wrote a story or made an animation about their persona. They filled out a series of questions about their character, chose to sketch their character realistically or with cartooning and explored mark making and shading in order to arrive at two final drawings that applied these ideas. They had access to cartoon handouts, websites and figure drawing poses on the Internet as helpers. This lesson encouraged lateral thinking and personification as well as storytelling. We also looked at images by Odilon Redon the comics of Wonder Woman for inspiration, as well as the watercolors of John Singer Sargeant.
Rubric and Research Doc Example
watercolor Character Settings