Teaching Art with Sardine in Outer Space
Your students will learn how to use the Elements of Design by examining the designs of characters in Sardine. Then, with their newly acquired knowledge, they will create their own characters.
Once they're familiar with the story and characters, discuss the personalities of the characters and how those personalities are reflected in the characters' designs. Here are some example questions about Supermuscleman:
1. Would you want to be Supermuscleman's friend? Why not?
Next, introduce the Elements of Design to your students. For each of the Elements, give an example of how it is used in the story.
Finally, ask the students to take what they've learned and design a character of their own.