CLEO
Culture Street
Umlando Wezithombe - teachers
You can include ArtisanCam in your teaching in a number of ways, from classroom activities guided by the classroom workshop video clips to research using timelapse, techniques, influences or questions sections or using the interactive online learning tools. Featured artists usually have seven sections and the table below will tell you what you should expect to see:
general
Summer Term 2008 - Comic Books -Umlando Wezithombe
cross curricular
timelapse
The Umlando timelapse section gives background information about the Nelson Mandela comic book series produced by the artists of Umlando Wezithombe, millions of copies of which were published in South Africa and distributed to schools and through national newspapers. The director of the company Nic Buchanan and the main illustrator Pitshou Mamba are featured and the section includes footage from the notorious Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for 27 years.
See also
Techniques
Gallery
The story of Mandela
Umlando Wezithombe
Nelson Mandela Foundation

techniques
The Umlando techniques section shows the stages of production of the Nelson Mandela comic book series. The other artists featured in addition to Pitshou Mamba are Santa Buchanan, researcher for Umlando, Pascal Nzoni who is seen inking and Richie Orphan who uses Photoshop to colour the drawings. The drawing they are working on is of Nelson Mandela burning his passbook. The photograph of Nelson Mandela burning his passbook comes from the Nelson Mandela Museum in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
See also
Classroom workshop
Gallery
The story of Mandela
Nelson Mandela Museum

influences
The Umlando influences section was filmed at the Cartoon Museum in London. Nic Buchanan, Santa Buchanan, and Richie Orphan chose works from the collection to discuss and talk about the influences on their practice and careers.
See also
Timelapse
Techniques
Gallery
Cartoon Museum

classroom workshops
The Umlando classroom workshop section shows how to use Photoshop to produce a comic book image in nine video clips. The artists worked with Year 10 pupils to take them through the various stages. The pupils are using Photoshop version 5 and 6 but previous versions are also suitable but tools and instructions may vary.

The photography workshop uses the following materials, tools or software:
  1. The software used in this workshop is Adobe Photoshop elements which is available for pc and mac. Photoshop 5 and 6 are used in the video clips.
  2. digital cameras, the cameras used in the workshop loaded their images onto the school network but other methods are discussed in the video clip

You may also find these things useful:
  1. A tripod

Tips

  1. Taking the photographs against a white or light background can make it easier to erase in Photshop.
  2. Remind the pupils to save their work regularly..
  3. Make all alteration and additions on a new layer

See also
Rebecca Chesney Classroom workshop

questions
The Umlando eight questions archived from live webcasts with the artists. Nic Buchanan, and Richie Orphan answer questions from young people in the live audience and from across the UK about their life and work. The questions are not only about them as artists but also about the impact of Nelson Mandela on the country of South Africa.
See also
Timelapse
Techniques
Influences
Gallery
The story of Mandela

other interesting sites (relating to this terms activity)
CLEO www.cleo.net.uk

Nelson Mandela Foundation www.nelsonmandela.org/

Umlando Wezithombe www.umlando.co.za/

National Society for Education in Art and Design www.nsead.org

An online resource for educational specialists, resources and support www.educationalists.co.uk

Gateway to over 3,000 UK Museums, Galleries and Heritage Attractions www.24hourmuseum.org.uk
activity - Super Action Comic Maker