Yes. We do magazine photo collage. It bypasses the gap between their desire to draw 'realistically' and what they're realistically able to draw, and surrealism lets us explore 'forced context'. Specifically, we use a perspective grid to create 'surrealist dreamscapes'--coloring checkerboard patterns on the grid, cutting out windows, and using overlapping/scale to create 'trick rooms'. The lesson comes originally from School Arts or Arts and Activities.
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>Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 16:29:18 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Sharon Paster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] surrrealism
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>I found that my middle school students seem to
>appreciate surrealism. Has anyone encountered the
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