Do your students write distractingly ugly signatures on their artwork? Do you wish they would either try to do a better job at hiding their signature or discourage them from writing on the piece itself all together? This short lesson and discussion helped me to change the way my high school students signed their work!
This document was created to use as a visual for a discussion on whether or not students should sign their artwork and it includes tips on tasteful signature placement, style, etc. I used it to encourage discussion and have students think about what it means to sign their work.
Afterwords, we used the example signatures and signature symbols used by some famous artists for students to create their own signature symbols. These were used on ceramics pieces and students often continued using them on other artworks rather than write their name large and sometimes sloppily on the front of their art pieces (what I was trying to discourage).
You can print this out as individual pages or print 2 pages in one in order to save paper (the writing is large because I have a few students with visual impairments). I've also used it by putting it on my projector and having students just look as I scroll through the pages.