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PS 6 Art Club Illustrates United Nations Ideals
The United Nations Correspondents Association sponsors a contest for professional political cartoonists. The winning cartoons are chosen for their ability to enhance, explain and encourage the spirit and the principles of the United Nations.
Mr. Mock asked the 4th graders in the Art Club at PS (Public School) #6 in New York City to make their own political cartoons illustrating these United Nations ideals: respect for other people, friendship among nations and concern for the environment. Each Art Club child made an illustration with a slogan--a drawing plus words to help explain the picture.
"When you draw, you think, " says Mr. Mock. So, he coaches the children to use mostly black markers (sharpy's) or soft pencils and not too much color.
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"LBFS Let's Be Friends"
drawing by Jessica Sherrod
"Save the Animals"
drawing by Sebastian
"No Wars! No Wars!"
drawing by Emily Siegel
"Keep Our Earth Clean"
drawing by Danielle Lisbon
"Why Can't We All Be Friends!!!"
drawing by Joey Steigelman
"It's a Small World, but Many People.
There's Lots of Room for Friendship"
pencil drawing by Andrea Rosengarten
"Friendship in the World"
drawing by Tess Law
"One for All--Let's All Be Friends"
drawing by Laura Genes
"Different People Unite:
Make the World a Better Place"
drawing by Kocie Tergesen
"Let's Be Friends!"
drawing by Isaiah Crossman
"Put Down Your Guns and Put Up your Hands"
drawing by Tschaba Self
"We Deserve Respect, Too"
drawing by Ken Siu
"Peace on Earth"
pencil drawing with marker by Liza Garrin
"Friendship Society Takes over Brainwash"
drawing by A.J.
"I'm Just Kidding, Smokey"
drawing by Mark Davis
"Can We Be Friends? We Are All Different"
drawing by Suzannah
"Good World/Bad World"
drawing by Corey
"United Countrys!!! 1 World!!"
drawing by Diana Gopstein
PROJECT IDEA: Make a Political Cartoon Find a news story about your town on television, radio or in the newspaper.
Make a drawing with a slogan (words) to show what you think about the story.
1) Think about the news story: How would you feel if it happened to you?
2) You don't need to know how to draw. Mr. Mock says "You can draw anything you want with sausages and circles."
WHO IS Mr. Mock?More of MY ART--Art for Kids at BIDDINGTON'S:
Richard Mock is an editorial illustrator and fine artist. His linocut prints have been published extensively on the op-ed page of The New York Times and in the United Nations Development Forum POPULI. Richard Mock's work is represented in major collections including: New York Public Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), High Museum (Atlanta), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Chase Manhattan Bank, Readers Digest and HBO. Learn more about Richard Mock's printmaking and painting.
Art Club 4th Graders at PS6: Political Cartoons on United Nations Themes
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