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Picture This AM Grades 5-6

July 18, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Meets daily July 18-22. This week-long camp is for kids going into 5th & 6th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 am – 12 pm each day. During the last half-hour of camp on Friday, family and friends are invited to The Cabin for lemonade and a public reading of student writing.

Draw the illustrated stories & comics you’ve always wanted to read.

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Investigate the powerful potential of connecting words and images as you work to create graphic texts alive with full characters, a riveting plot, and meaningful design. Explore art excursions to galleries and installations, and read graphic texts with peers and your Cabin teaching-writer to discover how to produce collages, comics, illustrated poems and stories that show and tell.


Foci for Student Learning:

  • Critically reading visual/literary hybrid art texts to learn about craft
  • Symbol and image
  • Collage, cartoons, found texts, visual rhetoric
  • Tone and argument (irony, satire, etc)
  • Ekphrasis; “translating” visual art into language art and back again
  • Making comics and graphic narratives

Essential Questions Students Will Investigate:

  • How do you read a picture?
  • Is a picture really worth 1,000 words?
  • What’s the relationship between words and images? What relationships are possible?
  • What are the parts of a graphic narrative? What do they do?
  • How can graphic narratives evoke emotion?
  • How can understanding of graphic narratives influence other modes of expression?
  • In what ways are images in sequence like writing? Unlike writing?
  • How do we move story forward through image and pictures?

Our ticketing system charges a $4.50 convenience fee for each camp purchased online. To avoid this fee, register by phone: 208-331-8000.


July 18, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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