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Re: [teacherartexchange] Mystery Picture


From: Peggy Woolsey (eoolspeg_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2008 - 07:35:09 PST

I'd love to see the lesson plan as well Becky.

On 13-Feb-08, at 9:40 AM, Gayle Parent wrote:

> 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:

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