Comic Style Journey Scrolls!

In conjunction with the Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comic Exhibition, School Programs had adapted the Journey Scroll Workshopto reflect the style and technique of comic book artists.

The begining of a journey up Mt Everest. "One day I thought I want to climb Mount Everest...."

By focusing on a step-by-step process of how to create a comic and understanding how to form a story (focus on sequence of events), students are creating their own 1 page comic. Each student decides how to divide the space provided and creates a story from a series of promptsĀ  from their experience in the gallerires or an imagined journey to the Himalayas.

A 3rd grade students sketches his comic. It begins: "One day a young boy just your age was walking in the Himalayas..."

One teacher at this workshop commented that this project tied in neatly with their English curriculum- in which students were learning about sequence and how to create a story. A second teacher left the workshop excited to look at ways to incorporate comics into her end of year curriculum wrap-up project! (I can’t wait to see this either!)

A student and his sister take a journey to Mt Everest, and ride home on a super dog!

An almost fully sketched comic showing the Birth of Buddha and the Green Lama in the Hero Villain Yeti: Tibet in Comics Exhibit!

Stay tuned for more as we gather more complete comics from this new workshop!

About Marilyn

Marilyn Casey is the Assistant Manager of School Programs at the Rubin Museum of Art. With a wide range of teaching and arts experience, she has worked in outdoor education administration, art classrooms, and a variety of ceramics studios around the tri-state area. She currently holds NY and NJ State Teacher Certification for Art K-12.
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