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Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

  1. Through the process of creating a comic, students feel capable and empowered sharing their perspectives.
  2. Students gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to go from idea to finished artistic product.
  3. Students learn to trust their creative choices–and, by extension, trust themselves.
  4. Students gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of comics as an art form.

BIO

In comics, words and images come together to create a language that is greater than the sum of its parts. I teach students to use this language to tell stories that are meaningful to them–whether those stories are funny or serious, fiction or non-fiction, published in a small book or drawn on high quality paper. My residencies also include time spent reading, investigating, and learning to appreciate a range of published comics.

DISCIPLINES

Literary Arts,2D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

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

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

This past school year I have had the pleasure of working with students in grades K-12. With younger students, I focus on drawing lines and shapes, and then using these to formulate characters. With older students, I introduce them to life drawing and breaking down the human form into simple shapes and lines. Some standout examples of student work this year were personal narratives, comics about original monster characters that also tied into students’ favorite activities or areas of interest, and comics about characters and events that might occur in the springtime.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

My residencies can work well with all curricular content. Most often I am asked to do work with language arts or social studies curriculum. However, I also include basic math and algebra concepts into my classes (adding, dividing, measuring areas on the page, understanding angles, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, spacial visualization). I am eager to do more comics residences with a natural science focus.

GALLERY

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Can move from classroom to classroom.

 

Travel: I drive and am available for residencies more than 15 miles outside of Portland.

 

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

 

Supplies: Common & specialized supplies needed. Pencils, erasers, rulers, glue sticks, scissors, printer paper, fine-tipped pens (Micron or Le Pen brand), Bristol board, colored pencils, photocopier for in-class worksheets.

 

Technology: Overhead projector to display images and examples, Photocopier

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:

https://ya-or.org

https://lisarosalieeisenberg.com

REFERENCES

Jamie Makara

Teacher

jmakara@pps.net

503.916.5686

Faubion K-8

3rd grade

Nathan Yoder

Teacher

nyoder@sherwood.k12.or.us

(503) 825-5841

Laurel Ridge Middle School

7th grade

Ashley East

Teacher

ashley_east@ddsd40.org

(503) 256-6508

Ventura Park Elementary

Kindergarten


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