Scissors and Glue’s most recent workshop focused on the double theme of comics and dots. The students ranged from ages 2 to 8, so a wide variety of activities were available–all with a dots or comics focus. With a quick lesson on Ben-Day dots (references for the lesson here and here), the students were then free to create a mini comic book, use dilly-dot style makers, arrange dot materials in a project of their choosing, with materials ranging from tissue boxes, other print on paper, washi tape, printed comics characters and dotted ribbon. And of course a follow-up activity included decorating cookies with dots (for thorough sensory recall!)
Students were also given prototype mini comics to view, created by North Carolina artist Ben Towle. Watch for more pictures this week from the Comics and Dots “party.” All activities supported student learning through creativity and a connected theme.