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Re: project with all the elements

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Mon, 07 Dec 1998 04:57:21 -0500

I've tried something like this - passed out pieces of 9x12 drawing
paper, asked students to randomly divide it into 5 unequal sections.
Each section was to be totally filled in, using black and white media
only (pencil, pen, charcoal, etc.) and each section had to emphasize one
of the visual elements. My students had done previous projects where
they focused on 1 or 2 of the visual elements at a time, so they knew
what I meant. It is sometimes worthwhile to stress that these should be
designs rather than pictures of something, but some students do
incorporate images. When that's done, they can be displayed and
critiqued a little. Then, pass out 12x18 or larger paper. Have students
mount the 9x12 paper somewhere on the larger paper - off center. They
are to expand the lines that divided the 9x12 paper into 5 sections, out
onto the larger paper. Then they extend their designs onto the larger
paper as well - but in color this time - modifying and adjusting them
creatively, still focusing on the 5 visual elements. Any color media.
Sandra Hildreth
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