Thursday, August 25, 2011

Silhouette Self-Portraits

I love, love, love silhouettes!  I remember when my little guy was in preschool and his teachers traced his silhouette.  I still have it to this day, framed, and on display.  I think a silhouette is like frozen time.  You can see the chubbiness in their cheeks, their hairstyle, their serious faces.  They are timeless.  So, I am doing a silhouette project again this year with my 5th graders.  These are different and more artistic than a typical cameo.  The objective for my students was to create a collage of things that represent them at this point in their lives.  So, some are doing shopping, sports, food, etc.  I also told them to add text- words that represent them (ie. kind, athletic, smart, funny, reliable) to get them thinking of some traits that are unique to them personally.  Here are some photos that I found on Google Images that I am using for my powerpoint (not my student work, just samples for inspiration):
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I will post some of my students' creations when they start to come together next week :)

1 comment :

  1. I did the silhouette thing a few years ago when I was student teaching...

    super fun!