CARTOONING AT TelHi RECAP – PART 1

These fun images are from my after school event at TelHi for 2nd through 5th graders. In spite of having a full day before, the children managed to rally. I had them color, write in the speech bubbles and doodle in the monster. Once they had finished, we made paper planes and flew them. Of course one ended in the radiator! It was all over in a jiffy and they ran off for their snack—such fun. Check out more images from TelHi here.

SKATEBOARDER CARTOON

Skateboarder Cartoon tutorial, by Elizabeth B Martin

Skateboarder Cartoon tutorial, by Elizabeth B Martin

Starting this month I am going to lead cartoon projects in an after school program for children 2nd through 5th grade. What do you think of this page that guides children to draw a skateboarder?

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HELP NEEDED! CARTOONING

Example of Doodle/Cartooning page by Elizabeth B Martin

Example of Doodle/Cartooning page by Elizabeth B Martin

HELP! Which is better – DOODLE / CARTOONS or CARTOONING? Please comment with your thoughts! Starting in September I am going to lead projects in an after school program for children 2nd through 5th grade. Should I do funny stories encouraging children to finish them off doodling or should I teach step by step cartooning? 

Example of a Cartoon tutorial page by Elizabeth B Martin

Example of a Cartoon tutorial page by Elizabeth B Martin

Doodling is such a carefree happy activity that I can’t make up my mind. Should I give them a choice?

Check out my downloadable cartoons on my TelHi page!

CARTOONING AT TelHi & PREPPING FOR FALL

Fantastic results at my first cartooning event at TelHi Center!

Fantastic results at my first cartooning event at TelHi Center!

I can’t resist posting yet another bunch of images from my TelHi summer school event with 2nd through 5th graders. We were learning to do cartoons. They worked well together and were terrific fun. One of them told me my Fritzy Bang Bang character was a knock-off—there is always a critic in the room!

Fun use of speech bubbles at my TelHi cartooning event!

Fun use of speech bubbles at my TelHi cartooning event!

I hope to continue leading cartoon events with TelHi children in the Fall, helping them with their own characters and stories. I will post my prompt ideas during the summer and will appreciate any comments as this is new to me. Check out my NEW page about Cartooning at TelHi!