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Reference: Art Synetics by Nicholas Roukes
Visual: see page 33 in above book. Show students photo of face with ears
for eyes. Show students an abstract portrait, say, one by Picasso such as
his painting of Gertrude Stein.
Discussion: Transformation using art skills, Showing people, objects in a
new way, maybe how we feel about them, maybe how we could improve them,
maybe how we could reinvent them.
Hand out 8z10" sheets of paper, helps to use a type of paper they never
used before, such as gray charcoal paper, and charcoal sticks, (we hadn't
used either of these before so it added to the novelty of the lesson).
Challenge: Ask students to use some of the elements of art they learned
during the year, such as line shape and texture, to create wacky,
reinvented, transformed pictures of everyday things, or persons. (let them
do as many as they want.)
Assessment: Hold them up, show the class as they are finished, tack as
many to the bulletin board as possible) Ask students to describe what they
did, and how they did it.
We had a lot of fun with this. Some students even did portraits of me.
Glad I have a sense of humor.
Well... I still have to write my end of the year reports, do inventory,
clean the room and order supplies. Students still have to finish puppets,
etc. I'll probably still check in over the summer to see how you guys are.
With much love, Diane L.