STORYTELLING THROUGH ART

Our visual art courses are designed for our students to explore different art mediums, to be exposed to great artworks, and to be equipped to express themselves when they are ready. Studies showed that art activities could help children regulate their emotions, a critical skill for well-adjusted children and adults.

Ages 6+ 
Zhi Luo

Zhi Luo is an award-winning CG artist and filmmaker. She has worked with clients like Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, Showtime, Sci-fi, Majesco Entertainment, CDC, Pringles, Hershey's, Morgan Spurlock and more.

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Storytelling Through Art I  -  K+

Overview

Tell stories through images and learn how to plan, design, and make one’s own story. Student will bring their characters to life through painting, crafting, sculpting and other creative means. In each class we will focus on one aspect of storytelling such as character design, background setup, and color psychology. Teacher will utilize examples from award winning children’s books to inspire students. Students will be encouraged to express their originality and individuality. They will learn about the power of images as means to tell stories, convey ideas and emotions.

Objectives

  • Explore - exercise the use of different material/media

  • Engage – describe and interpret other artists’ work

  • Express - convey feelings with visual art as a language

  • Envision  - imagine and plan ahead creating art work

  • Evaluate – reflect on their own work and talk about others’

Outline

​Trial Class: Overview And One Drawing Project 

  1. Use Geometric Shapes To Draw A Character

  2. Add An Expression To A Face 

  3. Inject Life To Character By Adding Movement

  4. Do A Decorative Self Portrait 

Materials

  • Pencils                

  • Oil pastels

  • Watercolor

  • Marker

  • Glue 

  • Card stocks 

  • Paper

  • Scissors

Teacher

  Zhi Luo​