Students begin by viewing my short documentary film After the war with Hannelore and/or The Water of Life animated series. In class 1, I present myself and a short PowerPoint explaining my filmmaking, interview, drawing, and storytelling process. In classes 2 and 3,
I offer “how-to” workshops with drawing materials such as watercolour pencils, graphite,
markers, zine and comic book templates, and tracing techniques. Students are paired with seniors or family members to capture their life histories in a zine or comic book. Class 4 is a presentation of their final work. I encourage a no mistakes approach & having fun.
* This workshop provides an opportunity for discussion about belonging in Quebec.
Themes: The workshop has some clear elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts obviously…, and Mathematics)
Materials: Surfaces: Comic book templates. Body templates. White paper (8 1/2’’ X 11’’) to fold and make their own zines. Coloured paper for collage (optional).
Materials: Graphite pencils: H2, H1, H, HB, B, 1B, 2B. Watercolour pencils. Watercolour or gouache. Pencil sharpener. Paintbrushes and jars for water. Markers. Eraser. Charcoal and carbon paper. Tape. Glue stick. Scissors. Stapler. Ruler.
Grade Levels: Elementary Cycle 3, Secondary Grades 7-11
Artist Profile: G. Scott MacLeod
Phone: 514 487 8766