Where Am I?
In this activity, students have the opportunity to use visual materials to
express themselves in an art form.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Old magazines that can be cut up
- Construction paper
- Paste or glue
- Small pictures of individual students
WHAT TO DO
- Explain to students that they are going to create a personal collage. The
collage will be made up of pieces of magazine pictures that represent things,
ideas, or feelings that they consider important. Each student will also need
one snapshot of him- or herself.
- Have students go through magazines to cut out representative pictures.
Then have them arrange the pictures on construction paper and place their own
snapshots somewhere among those pictures. Suggest that students put the
things that are most important to them closer to the pictures of themselves,
while placing less important ones on the periphery.
- Advise students to arrange and rearrange the pictures several times before
actually pasting them down.
- Have students pair off to take "tours" of each other's personal collage.
- Students may wish to include in the collage photographs of other people.
These should be copies rather than originals.
- You might have students suggest themes for the collages, such as plans for
the future, school, people or actions I admire, and family.
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