This can be a good lesson in copyright, too. Teaching
proper ways to research for images and credit sources
of images (in sketches and planning)- using them only
as reference - as a spring board - and not copying.
I will add a lesson in copyright to this lesson plan
when I get it added to Incredible Art Department.
Everything (or nearly everything) we do using
photographs and published images would be acceptable
under "Fair Use" policies (for in school - education
purposes - etc). However in the "real world" some of
the things we do won't pass legal muster for the
practicing artist. I believe we need to teach students
more how to behave like a real artist - coming up with
their own ideas rather than copying an image.
I won't go more into the letter of the law here as I
dealt with that in great detail on the Yahoo lists.
All I will say is that legally you can not use a
published/copyrighted work to make a "derived" work
with out permission of the original copyright holder.
Believe me, getting permission to use a photograph is
next to impossible.
Wendy's lesson uses images which could be considered
in public domain (for the most part - for creatures
that I recognized) - What her students have done with
them has no similarity to any published images of them
I have seen. These students have made them their own.
No copyright infringement could be claimed.
I am wondering if Lichtenstein could get away with
what he did in today's "copyright" world?
Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful lessons