Comic Art Ed!
Comic Books in Visual Arts Education!
Welcome to Comic Art Ed! Here you will find scholarship focusing on bringing comics into the visual arts classroom. My name is Cathy G. Johnson, and I'm a cartoonist, educator and scholar. This website documents my work, and serves as a resource for other educators, students, cartoonists and the curious. Go to the About page to learn more about me and Comic Art Ed!
Figure drawing is a well-known art exercise for students of all ages, and can be approached in many different ways. The excitement and joy of cartooning is not the precision of drawing, but the communication through marks and forms. Therefore, my approach to figure drawing with my students is not about capturing the perfect form, but instead capturing the emotion that the figure is conveying.
DaD Presents, Episode 1: Educator Walker Mettling. Walker Mettling is the co-founder of the Providence Comics Consortium, which is a series of comics classes taught in Providence Community Libraries. They have produced over 25 books of kids' and adults' comics over the past 7 years.
The Comic Warriors were 12 mighty young people, ages 5 - 13. Here you will find their class anthology, collecting all 12 stories, drawn + printed in August 7 - 11, 2017.
When teaching in an art classroom with younger kids, maintaining a positive and inclusive environment can be tricky. Children can spend a large portion of their time growing up in mainstream settings...
Hello! Earlier this month I earned my masters degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. I was in the Teaching + Learning in Art + Design department, where I completed by thesis...
Every Spring Break I get to teach a one-day workshop with students ages 6-13. This community center time is a great opportunity for students to explore creativity outside of school hours....