What would the cartoon version of you look like?
Inspired by their own personalities, students were asked to create a cartoon version of themselves. They were required to brainstorm ideas and create sketches using different references. Their character had to look like them and be authentic verses an easily recognizable character. Students seem to love this project because it lets them have a lot of freedom in the design process and it's all about them. It doesn't have to be realistic so it's more playful, but that doesn't mean it's less challenging.
I absolutely love this project. The kiddos are engaged and confident in the process. It is also a great opportunity to discover a little more about who they are. And when the kids ask for a "gallery walk" to go around the room and check out everyone's creations, it's like an imaginary pat on the back.
Artsonia has been one of the greatest additions to our art room. Friends and family members can go and buy their child's artwork on a range of things in the online gift shop. If you are an art teacher, this is guaranteed to transform the way you teach and it acts as a fundraiser for your classroom. Bonus! You can check it out here: www.Artsonia.com