Our art focus thus far has been on how to use facial expressions, gestures, and exaggeration to communicate a point of view. James Kochalka visited both classes as a guest artist, sharing his expertise on creating readable facial expressions. For the final cartoon of our unit, students used these techniques to explore the pros and cons of the proposed Vermont soda tax. Check out how the students communicate different points of view on this political issue in artistic and humorous ways. They will be composing argumentative essays based on the same topic in the coming weeks.
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