2nd graders WOWed me again by creating these visual metaphors using the Superimpose app. I wrote up this lesson in this post. See their finished work on Artsonia here. Below is my tutorial showing you all the steps these little people went through to create these.
How would you show the big spirit of a young child? There are many solutions to that question and in each of these solutions you would be exploring a visual metaphor.
I played with the idea of doing a lesson like this with my second graders using a large shadow to represent their dreams, hopes, spirits in contrast to their small size.
To make this digital image students would pose in a way that expresses their hopes for their future, wishes for the world, dreams for their lives. This activity would engage figurative body language where they let their pose tell the story they want to communicate. C.C.S L.S.4.5 The artist statement will being with "I can…
UPDATE: See the finished artwork on this post
This tutorial takes you through the steps from beginning to end in just over 4 minutes.
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