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Re: [teacherartexchange] Mystery Picture

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From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2008 - 09:16:15 PST


Thank you, Ken! I can't believe it turned out as well as it did for a
"quickie" short-term assignment.
Becky

On Feb 13, 2008 11:11 AM, Ken Schwab <bicyclken@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 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
> job.
>
> Ken Schwab
> retired. Leigh H.S.
> San Jose CA
>
>
> --- Rebecca Burch <mamallama@gmail.com> 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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