Art 8: Lyrics + Art = Comic Book Pages

This is a project that I found when flipping through my “wordpress drafts.” Art 8 completed these projects at the end of the 2013 school year.

The visual verbal connection has long been an interest of mine. For this project I wanted students to continue to hone and develop their visual vocabulary and language. There is a tangible translation between verbal language and visual art language.

In order to hook the students I ask them to think of their favorite song. Music plays such a pivotal role in the lives of adolescents. With romance, hormones, and maturity on the horizon they often lean to music for advice, direction, and comfort (or at least I did as a pre-teen).

They used the song to create a storyboard and build a comic or graphic novel page to tell the story behind the music. It was almost as though they were using the comic book format to storyboard out a music video.

I am always surprised by how much students love using traditional pen and ink techniques. They are meticulous and careful as they create visual images to communicate the message behind the music.

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