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Re: realism to abstraction


From: Frances Briggs (frances.briggs_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 22 2003 - 17:54:41 PDT

This sounds like an interesting project. How did the students make each book? Were the prints very small? How many pages were in the books? I would like to do this project with a different theme for HS students, but I'm not sure if making the books would require too much paper or if the students to bring in a special notebook for the project. Can you give more input on this project? Thanks in advance!
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  A realism to abstraction project inspired by Picasso's bulls that I have done with 5th graders is to have students work in groups of 6 or 7 to draw a series of drawings of one animal--each group decides what animal they will draw. After each student completes their series, they each contribute a drawing to their group to be printed and then arranged from most realistic to most abstract in a concertina book. Each student makes a book containing a print from each group member and designs their own cover.

  I sometimes find students aren't interested in printing an edition of prints and this project is a nice way to make printing more than one original relevant.

  Lisa in NJ ---