that no matter what type of disability or sickness
a person has they are still a superhero inside.
Most of the cartoon superhero's have overcome some type of tragedy or disability in their life and turned it into a positive.
If you read the stories behind Batman, Superman, The Hulk, Iron Man, etc etc... you can see why they became a superhero and how they used it to help mankind.
Yes, the kids will have fun learning how to draw superhero cartoons but thru the session an added benefit is that it will also teach them to be more empathetic to the feelings of others.
In each 45 minute session the children, working along with Debi, they will create and draw their own cartoon Superhero.
They will alsowrite a short bio of what their character's disability or sickness is, how they overcame it, and also what type of super powers they now have.
Each child will be given a guide sheet with various, suggested ideas, and tips on what to do to create their own superhero. Subtly intertwined in the session is a very important part. The kids will also learn about the importance of academic subjects in the making of a cartoon character and strip.
Last but not least the kids will get a fun superhero project to take home, and teachers will be given a leave behind for further discussion with the children.
Followed by Four - 45 minute "Hands On"
Cartooning Classroom Workshops
Full Day 4-Hour School
Superhero Cartooning Program
After recently going thru an episode of
Bell's Palsy which paralyzed the left side
of my face for over 3 months.
I found out first hand what it was like to
have a physical disability. Even though
mine was temporary it was a wake up
call for me.
I did not change.... but my appearance did, and how people reacted to me amazed me.
So thru cartooning I hope to teach children
that a disability or sickness is not
necessarily an ending but it could be a beginning to help others.
That everyone no matter how they look,
or what is wrong with them is really a superhero inside.
We recently adopted a blind Siberian Husky
aka: Mr. Muffin
His love and devotion to us is endless... what a blessing he is.