Learning how to express a personal feeling or opinion through a work of art is an incredibly important step in becoming an artist. This assignment is meant for advanced or AP level art students and focuses on turning personal inspiration into a visual work of art.
Students are asked to share 25 things about them and complete five sentences. They then choose one of the five sentences to turn into a mixed media work of art. I love the process of making my students think about themselves, what describes them, what they are interested in, and it helps me get to know them better. They must use at least two different art materials and visually portray their inspiration on a medium size canvas board.
See the presentation I use introduce the project to my students. The PowerPoint includes project info, important tips to create a successful collage, an explanation on collage vs. assemblage, and a quick look at artist, Romare Bearden. In addition to the PowerPoint, this also includes an in-depth lesson plan, complete with supplies, resources, implementation, a rubric, homework/sketchbook assignment, display sign, and national standards.
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