In a message dated 8/24/2004 7:30:32 PM Pacific Standard Time,
I have read in some posting in the past about having your students collect
images that inspire them for examples photos, quotes, etc. I was wondering
how do you work this into your lessons?
Do you give students time during class to look in magazine to find images
that they like? Or is this done outside of class?
How do the students organize them, in a folder or sketchbook?
Do the student receive points or a grade for these images?
I really like the idea and was thinking about starting it this year so any
suggestions would be helpful.
I have made an image file in the past that would help students find images
to use, change or add to their art. I would have categories and then have the
students bring in magazines and/or use ones I have that have been donated.
They would go through each magazine and clip out good images for the
categories I had given them and then turn in these to large separated folders I had
already set up. These would have to be screened for content and whether they
were usable images to begin with. I used this to have students look for good
compositions and resources that had good lighting and interesting content.
During class time if the assignment requires them to research things, They
use the Internet, magazines, books, and their own photo's (bring in a CD). They
can use class time for this.