Wow, Sharon!!!! That picture is amazing!!!!!!!
Thanks for the lesson plan link.
On Feb 12, 2008 6:42 PM, Sharon <> wrote:
> What a cool thing to do! I know it will be a treasured gift by his
> I do a mystery portrait each year with my students--and one year we did a
> group portrait of our school's "grandmother" (in honor of her *100th*
> birthday!). http://www.art-rageous.net/PeggyPortrait.jpg >
> Even with a whole bunch of kids working on these, the resemblance is usually
> just amazing. And I do find that the kids are really motivated to do well.
> http://www.art-rageous.net/GridPortraitIntro.html >
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> From: "Rebecca Burch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 6:26 PM
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Mystery Picture
> > Hi, all!
> > I just wanted to pass along one of those "aha" moments from class this
> > week.
> > A couple years ago, a student passed away from a congenital heart
> > defect. He would have graduated this year, and the students are
> > having a special activity to raise money for the National Heart
> > Association in his honor on Valentine's day. I was asked to have the
> > students to create something to give his parents, like a big card or
> > something. But I'm really bored with making big cards and signs.
> > I used the Incredible Art Department lesson "History Mystery Picture"
> > and we made a really neat portrait of the student -- copying his
> > cut-up photo square-by-square. Each student got to contribute to the
> > portrait, and it really looks like him! I got chills as I started
> > piecing the squares together and watching the students realize who
> > they were drawing. The students really got into the project, too --
> > even the "slackers." :)
> > Here's the image if you want to check it out:
> > http://www.charlestoncatholic-crw.org/Departments/Art/wordpress/?p=28 > >
> > I can't find the link to the lesson plan, but I have it on my school
> > computer, so if anybody wants info, feel free to ask. This has always
> > been a favorite lesson plan of mine, but this was the coolest mystery
> > picture ever!
> > Becky
> > Charleston WV
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