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Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

In my residencies, students move through the phases of creating an original comic: brainstorming by writing and drawing, planning page layouts, revising their work, drawing and lettering their pages in pencil, inking over their pencil, and preparing their work for publication. This could mean displaying comic pages in a gallery setting, or printing comic zines-self-published booklets reproduced on a photocopier. Comics is a medium often intended for reproduction, and I recognize that the experience of publishing and sharing comics can be empowering for students.

 

To create their comics, students use materials that most teachers already have in their classrooms: pencils, erasers, rulers, printer paper, glue sticks, staplers, scissors, and coloring tools. Other than these core materials, students will need inking tools-usually fine point Sharpie markers. Students may also draw their comics on higher quality Bristol board, or experiment with other inking tools.

 

Not only will students create comics in my residencies, they will read comics. I bring a wide variety of age-appropriate comics into the classroom. We will analyze examples of comics pages as a class, and students will browse comics as they create, gaining inspiration for their own work.

BIO

I teach students that the medium of comics is a language. Comics’ combination of words and images allows for a variety of drawing styles, writing styles, and points of view, and it is my goal to help students use this language to tell stories that are meaningful to them. My teaching style is built on a strength-based approach to interacting with youth. Students use comics to explore and understand topics they are studying. My past teaching experience includes work with Bank Street College of Education and Open Meadow Alternative Schools. I currently work as a teaching artist with Young Audiences, Caldera, and Writers In The Schools.

DISCIPLINES

Literary Arts,2D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,6-8,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

  • Students create comics featuring monsters. There is a focus on metaphor as students design monsters to represent different emotions and experiences. Students also draw from their knowledge of myth and legend to bring their monsters to life in comic form.
  • Students create a comic that focuses on an era of history. Past examples include comics told from the perspective of those involved with the Lewis and Clark expedition, explorations of social class during the Middle Ages in Europe, and vignettes about the Vietnam War.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

  • Language Arts: Reading and understanding different genres of comics, writing dialogue and narration.
  • Social Studies: Using events and concepts from history as the basis for comics.
  • Mathematics: Using rulers to measure margins and panels on comics pages, perpendicular and parallel lines, right angles, division, fractions.
  • Work/Study Skills: Persistence and perseverance, problem solving, creating, imagining and innovating. The act of creating a comic requires regular practice of each of these skills.

GALLERY

FEE INFO

Fee is $60 per classroom session (50 minutes), per preparation hour, and per planning and reflection meetings. Additional costs may apply for materials and for printing of comics. Mileage is reimbursed per mile based on the applicable IRS Standard Mileage Rate, but is negotiable based on school budget.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

http://ya-or.org

REFERENCES

Anna Streano

Teacher

astreano@pps.net

503-916-6216

Llewellyn Elementary

4th Grade

Sandra Childs

Language Arts Teacher

sjchilds@pps.net

503-916-5140

Franklin High School

9th-12th Grade

Dan Silver

Teacher

dan_silver@beaverton.k12.or.us

503-533-1950

Jacob Wismer Elementary School

4th Grade


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