1. Have students choose a fear they have. It can be of anything: fear of flying, fear of bugs, fear of the dark, etc.
2. Create and design a superhero to battle that fear. Superhero should be standing straight up from head to toe in the center of your paper. (This is so "we" the viewer can have a full view of their costume)
Questions to ask yourself when creating a superhero:
----Does he/she have powers, if so what kind?
----Do they use technology to fight fear, if so what kind?
----Does their costume aid them in fighting fear?
3. Next on a separate sheet of drawing paper draw your hero fighting your fear. Include a full background where the battle takes place.
4. On a sheet of notebook paper lists some facts about your hero and give them a backstory.
Include at least the following:
----City of Operation.
----How and why they fight fear.
***EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT***
For extra credit have student create a comicbook cover for their superhero.
Have students pair up in groups to create more heroes.
Visual Arts Standard 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
Visual Arts Standard 2: Using knowledge of structures and functions
[K-4] Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
[5-8] Students select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas
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