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visual puns


Date: Sun Oct 07 2001 - 08:14:30 PDT

Some of my students are working on projects inspired by the book "From Ordinary to Extraordinary" by Ken Vieth.

One created a drawing that's a visual pun, though neither she nor I realized it until after she'd completed it.

She started with a picture (cut in half) of a dog, and the idea was to distort the other half in some weird way. As she worked on it, she kept saying that it was turning into a "ball" for some reason, and drew it that way.

As I was mounting it, getting ready to display it for Parents Weekend, I started laughing, realizing that she'd inadvertently created a "bassetball"!

Have any of you developed intentional (ha) lessons that challenge students to create humorous artwork that serve as visual puns?