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Re: [teacherartexchange] Mystery Picture

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From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2008 - 05:40:05 PST


Cool portrait! I think his parents will be thrilled.

I would really like to see your lesson plan!

Thanks,
Gayle

On Feb 12, 2008, at 4:26 PM, Rebecca Burch wrote:

> 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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