A Non-Profit That Uses Comics to Teach Art to Underserved Kids #ArtTuesday
When it comes to genuinely North American art forms, there is some truly great stuff to choose from. Among the American art forms are blues, abstract expressionism, and, of course, superhero comic books. Art gallery owners in Miami have developed a program that uses comic book art to introduce disadvantaged young people to fine art. Here’s more from ArtNet:
Originally we strictly taught children how to draw comic book characters: Spider-man, Batman, Shazam, etc. We would show them short clips of the behind-the-scenes animation processes of their favorite movies. That concept morphed based on the children’s interest in cartoons and anime. We have drawn every cartoon under the sun with these kids including characters from their favorite books, movies, tv shows, comics, and graphic novels.
We created a class entitled “Art History + Cartoons” where the children learned about important figures and movements in art history and drew their favorite characters in the style of the artist. We combined Salvador Dalí’s surreal landscape with Star Warscharacters and drew Sleeping Beauty in the style of Pablo Picasso.
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