Get On Beat for Culture Days by learning to draw a detailed scene of a dancing humanoid character. Through guided demonstrations and audio samples, fantasy illustrator and comics artist, Allan Dotson will share tips and techniques. Register your classroom and prepare to capture the gesture and energy of music, in drawing.

 


  • Art Strand: Visual
  • Broadcast length: 45 min.
  • Off camera hands-on teacher guided activity: approximately 60 min.
  • Grades: 1-8


 

Broadcast Dates – SCHEDULE CHANGE

Please see the new schedule for September 27th and 28th.

  • Sept. 27, 2018: Grades 3-4
    9:15-10:00am live broadcast
    + post-broadcast activity (see Teacher Guide)
  • Sept. 27, 2018: Grades 1-2
    1:00-1:45pm live broadcast
    + post-broadcast activity (see Teacher Guide)
  • Sept. 28, 2018: Grades 7-8
    9:15-10:00am live broadcast
    + post-broadcast activity (see Teacher Guide)
  • Sept. 28, 2018: Grades 5-6
    1:00-1:45pm live broadcast
    + post-broadcast activity (see Teacher Guide)

Thank you to Caswell School, Saskatoon for hosting these broadcasts.

Register for programs

 

Teacher Guides and Resources

 

Alan

Artist Biography: Allan Dotson

Allan Dotson is a comic artist, illustrator, game designer, and educator. He loves monsters, robots, action heroes, and using drawing to tell stories. Allan’s comics have been published by Regina’s Valuable Comics collective, the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (Millennium Development Goal series), and Regina Public Library (Four Tall Tales: A Graphic History of the Regina Public Library). His online Monster a Day project features over a thousand drawings, and his artwork is on permanent display in the Saskatchewan Legislative Building and Regina downtown. Allan ongoing Critters webcomic is a humorous fantasy adventure story about a group of child monsters struggling to survive and learning about friendship.

Allan has taught comics creation, creative writing, and game design at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Center, and in Regina schools through the CREATE program. When Allan isn’t drawing, reading, or teaching comics, he enjoys climbing trees, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.