ERIC Number: EJ789018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
There I Am Over There!
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v106 n1 p30-31 Aug-Sep 2006
This article describes an activity that required students in third and fourth grade classes to create a life-size, standing self-portrait. The idea was not just to create a picture of themselves to display on a wall or board, but to make "another self" that could interact in the school environment. After completion, the life-size portraits were moved to locations around the school, staged in everyday poses, and then photographed. The learning experience of working together, sharing creative ideas, and using art they created to stage these "dramas" were, in the author's word, "joyous."
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Art Activities, Portraiture, Studio Art, Photography, Art Expression, Childrens Art
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
Authoring Institution: N/A