Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Material World" & "Where Children Sleep" (Part 2)

An evolving bulletin board I started this year combines the photo collections of Peter Menzel's Material World and James Mollison's Where Children Sleep. The quote, "There are seven billion people in the world, and each one deserves a closer look," is paraphrased from something Rosie O'Donnell told Michelle Trachtenberg in the movie Harriet The Spy.
A More Subtle Performance Than "Another Stakeout"

I set up the outside bulletin boards at the beginning of the year like this:

After we study "Material World" and "Where Children Sleep", the children combine the two types of photos to create photos of their bedrooms. Then, keeping the same quote the photos are replaced with the children's own work.

 The self-portrait is an art project where the children
1) Draw half of their face, envisioning what they will look like in 15 years, and
2) Draw representations of what they value now, and what they think they will value 15 years in the future.
Their bedroom photos are attached below their self-portraits. My TA had the idea of making a "stand" for the self portraits using the bedroom photos so that the self-portraits could be easily opened and closed, which is why they look like they are curved.

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