Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Expand an Image Art Project

Here's another idea, taken from this website.
"Expand an image" start off a child's drawing with a small magazine or photo image... and let them take off!

Various pictures cut out of magazines
Art Supplies (Pencils, crayons, colored pencils and/or markers)

Give each participant a picture that you have previously cut out of a magazine.  These pictures should just be part of an image--not the whole image.  For example, in the picture above, just the head of the giraffe is cut out.  Begin by gluing the magazine picture onto the larger art paper.  Each participant must then "finish" the drawing, based on the image.  In the example above, the student finished drawing a giraffe.  The idea is to be creative and use your imagination as you complete the drawing.

After everyone has finished, have each person share their drawing.  Talk about perspective and how each person sees things differently.  It might be fun to cut one of the magazine images in half (i.e. the giraffe head and the giraffe body), and give each half to different participants.  Compare the two drawings and what makes each unique.

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