Exploring the Hero’s Gallery

Between the Cracks of Here and There

Last year, I spent a day a week from November to December working with a class at Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary to help the kids contemplate, design, and illustrate heroes, setting them up for a project to write a story starring those characters.

I returned to the school last week to see the “Hero Gallery” that was put on display throughout the school. Each display consisted of a poster board that showed the process of creation and some of the different elements that went into creating the characters. I loved the fact that the project celebrated the process—not just the polished, finished work, but the messy sketches and brainstorming. In addition, it was great to see the swatch of a hero’s cape or the key that a brazen character might use to unlock the door to adventure.

It was so much fun to see the kids, who all leapt from their seats and…

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About Lee Edward Fodi

I'm a children's author, illustrator, and educator—or, as I like to think of myself, a daydreaming expert. When I'm not daydreaming myself, I teach kids how to do it. Yes, they might seem pretty good at it already, but in my experience, most of them haven't learned yet how to put it to good use. I'm the creator of the Kendra Kandlestar series and have illustrated books for other authors.
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3 Responses to Exploring the Hero’s Gallery

  1. Suzanne de Montigny says:

    Well done! And I can totally see the kids getting all excited about you!

    On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 9:39 AM, The CWILL BC Society blog wrote:

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  2. Darlene says:

    Aren’t the kids wonderful. Well done you!!

  3. De zoals je leren gedachten! U lijken te begrijpen zozeer ongeveer dit,
    zoals u schreef het ebook in het of iets dergelijks. Ik denk dat
    dat je gewoon kunnen met een paar percent te macht het bericht home een beetje , maar in plaats van dat,
    dit prachtige blog. Een groot te lezen. Ik zal zeker zeker terug.

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