Teaching children how to draw and paint can be a funny (and sometimes messy!) experience. Cartooning is a silly way to introduce art concepts as well as storytelling concepts to young artists. Plus, who doesn't love a good joke?
Expressions can tell a lot about our characters and how they feel. They are usually pretty happy, but maybe the character your draw is tired, surprised, or extra excited! You can use facial expression and gestures to help express emotions and personality. - Dave Garbot
These mouths are a great example of using facial features to tell a story.
Images and text excerpted from Cartooning for Kids: Crazy, Zany Cartoon Characters by Dave Garbot
What ways have you used humor to teach art concepts?
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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