Regional Artists: William Burgess,
Featured Museum: Butler Institute of American Art
Featured Artist: Al Hirshfeld
Featured Work of Art: "The Late George Apley"
Featured Teacher: Bill Burgess, Youngstown Diocese
Students will produce a caricature of a classmate that
incorporates hobbies or other interests in the drawing.
Our caricaturist, Bill Burgess, demonstrates
drawing the eyes, nose, mouth, hair and body. The caricature
style of using the minimum number of strokes to accomplish
the art becomes apparent. The school project follows
students as they draw faces and bodies and then add color
to their caricatures.
Perceptual awareness: look and observe the face.
Design concepts: cartooning, simple forms and designs.
Skill development: drawing
Art video, “Caricature.”
and discuss examples of caricature (Al Hirshfeld, Mad
magazine, political cartoons).
does simple drawing of one student.
student interviews his/her subject to find out his/her
name and interests.
guidelines for placement of face.
small slashes to get the size and proportion correct.
with the eyes, study the caricature from left to right
to check for balance .
the nose, ears and hair on the face.
features that stand out in a unique way.
body, first roughing it out in pencil.
Add a drawing
of the subject’s hobby
signature on the paper (usually the lower corner).
subject’s name in the upper left hand corner.
Lower Grade Level Project
main project (middle grades) procedure for drawing the face.
2 (or more) caricatures of the same face, having each drawing
illustrate a different expression such as frightened, sad,
Higher Grade Level Project
main project, choose one or more of the following extensions:
color and various other media.
political cartooning: This would require students to do
some research with regard to local or national events
with pictures of subjects.
a visual satire: Great examples can be found in Mad
theater or program covers: One of the best in this field
is Al Hirshfeld.
|Drawing is finished within time limit
|Use of correct material
|Caricature shows likeness of subject
can be broken down in various ways and implemented using grade
averages or points depending upon project difficulty and teacher
discretion. You can develop and establish a point system broken
down into any assignment of point values for the rubric. The
evaluation does not require that each item be worth 25 points,
nor must the rubric include all four items.