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Art Activity

In this activity, students have the opportunity to use visual materials to express themselves in an art form.



  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Advise students to arrange and rearrange the pictures several times before actually pasting them down.

  4. Have students pair off to take "tours" of each other's personal collage.


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