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Re: [teacherartexchange] Mystery Picture


From: Ken Schwab (bicyclken_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2008 - 08:11:25 PST

I used to do this as a final exam in Art 2. It was always a favorite
and the kids loved to see the picture develop. The fact that you wee
able to do one with the young man's (Bobby) face that they all knew
was very special I am sure. I think your students did a real good

Ken Schwab
retired. Leigh H.S.
San Jose CA

--- 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:
> 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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