Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Alter(ed) Ego, 6th Grade

In 6th grade, we talked about how colors can evoke emotions. For example, red can mean love or anger. The students took self portraits with cameras, and tried to match their emotions to the colored backgrounds. Then, they enhanced their photos even more using www.ribbet.com and Photoshop. We also made a merge photo that had the 2 photos in one. This photo acted as the contrast between the two personalities. This merge photo is the photo in the shadow box that you can see straight-on. The other two alter egos, each can be seen from either side. So, there are three different images that appear when viewed from three angles.




44 comments:

Dominique Carlson said...

very cool, I would like to do this. Can you give me more detailed directions?

MVRMS ART said...

I used something called 3-D view. I think it is made by Scratch Art

Anonymous said...

I would love step by step directions or a copy of class direction handout. Do you cut the images or gule back to back and fold them?
my email is mikelcolakoglu@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

This is the coolest project ever! You are a genius! Thanks for the info about Ribbet - because that is SUPER cool site. Would you be willing to give me a rough idea of each step involved so that I can do this with my students?

MVRMS ART said...

I'm going to be working on a written lesson plan for this soon, as other teachers have also asked about it.
Thanks!

Unknown said...

I would also like the written lesson ! Very Cool idea

MVRMS ART said...

It's on my To Do lIst! I promise I will find the time soon!

Anne Athema said...

This is sweet!

Margarita van de Wetering said...

Hi I am also very interested in the lesson plan. Mostly I would like to know how you made the shadow box itself. Which materials did you use? Is it card board and made from scratch?

MVRMS ART said...

This unit will be published in School Arts Magazine soon! Look for it soon! Thank you for all the compliments, I can't wait to share this unit with everyone,

Anonymous said...

Were you able to put together a step by step approach to this project?

MVRMS ART said...

It will be in School Arts magazine at some point!

Soulundercover said...

Would you post a link for us foreigners? :)

Unknown said...

I don't get the School Arts magazine. Is there another way to view the process? :)

MVRMS ART said...

It still hasn't been published. Once it is, I'll scan it in for everyone

Heidi-Milla Kristensen said...

Looking forward to see how its done! Very cool product.

Unknown said...

Has this been published yet? VERY COOL lesson plan.

Holly Lederle said...

I love this project! Any updates on the lesson plan?

MVRMS ART said...

Hi everyone. Thanks for all of your interest in this lesson. It still hasn't been published and School Arts isn't sure when it will be. In the meantime, there is a little blurb at the top that explains some of it. We used a product called 3-d view for the shadow boxes. Blick has it. We went into depth with color theory as far as what advertisers use in marketing and that colors can be tied into emotions and trends. We took the photos (selfies) against large pieces of colored construction paper, so students would stand in front of a piece of yellow paper for example & try to look sunshiny bright and happy. I hope these little tidbits help!

Anonymous said...

Have you had a chance to write down step by step direction? This project is fantastic! Please shoot me an email ahitskirt@yahoo.com. Thank you and keep up the excellent work!

Unknown said...

Fantastic idea can't wait to try it with my new class :)

Unknown said...

I found this video that explains a simple 2 image example that would be greta for younger students. http://on.aol.com/video/how-to-make-an-agamographs-145246765

Unknown said...

have you crated a written lesson plan for this yet?

Anonymous said...

Were you able to put together a step-by-step plan? I would love to try this project.
-Elizabeth

Froneberger said...

I would love to try this with my classes. Do you have a link to your instructions?

Unknown said...

Lenticular Photos http://content.photojojo.com/diy/how-to-make-lenticular-images/

MVRMS ART said...

Hi Everyone, It still hasn't been published :(
I've been waiting for 2 years, so I think I can now submit it to another publication.
In the meantime, I haven't found the 3-D view product in over a year. I can't find it anywhere

Theresa C. said...

I'm very intrigued by this project. I did some searching and found this. Hope it helps explain the process for everyone.
http://www.kidzartblog.com/2012/07/accordion-3-d-drawings/

Unknown said...

Melissa and Doug bought Scratch Art in 2015 and discontinued the 3-D view product! (Product name was 3-VU sold as a group pack, 12 sets in one pack)
I used to use this product often in my art classes and can't find a substitute : ( Call Melissa and Doug and ask them to please continue selling 3-VU by Scratch Art... maybe if enough art teachers call they will sell it again 1-800-284-3948

Whaea Leesh said...

This is soooo cool. I waould love to do this with my class. Any instructions?

Anonymous said...

I too would like detailed instructions to explain directions to students about this project.

Anonymous said...

Awesome project! Please share the steps

MVRMS ART said...

Hi Everyone,
Still getting comments about this as far as a lesson plan. I am STILL waiting for school arts to publish it as they said they would, and now it has been YEARS, so I don;t know if they still hold the exclusivity clause or not. I will have to do some research. In the meantime, I have explained some of it above, so please don't get aggravated with me for something that is not within my control. Please read above and refrain from leaving blunt and cold remarks that I just had to delete. I'm doing the best I can. We all are.

Double-O Explorers said...

Just search "how to make an agamograph" on google

Unknown said...

MVRMS... This is an amazing project!! I just came across it on Pinterest! I'll keep my fingers crossed that the plan gets posted soon! Thank you soooooo much for being willing to share!

Kristin said...

Beautiful project, so inspiring!

Unknown said...

I did something similar for the kindergartners I taught (my school has a system were I meet one grade a week for an art lesson in elementary), except it was about contrast (night vs. day and living vs. non living) which they had been covering in their classes. Due to the young age, I had them draw/color with crayons on two different pieces of paper (one blue, one black) that had been folded accordion style, cut them into ribbons along the fold lines, and then glue them in an alternating pattern onto a longer piece of accordion folded paper. The teachers LOVED it because it covered using scissors, topics concerning contrast (something they had been covering in class), following directions, and patterns. It didn't look NEAR as nice as yours, but the kids loved it and it really covered a LOT. It takes a lot of prep work (especially since I was only with each group for about 30-45 minutes for one day) but it is a project that can be incorporated into about any age group and cover several different topics! There are also printable ones, but I don't tend to like those because I don't like the rigidity in what the kids can make and its use in the classroom.

DelphiArt said...

I would be very interested if you are able to provide a detailed lesson plan. Thanks!! I understand the delay

ida said...

Hi, I just came across this idea as I am searching for an art project to do with my grade 7s for our upcoming Art Show. I can't seem to find the instructions for this project. Would you be able to direct me to where I can find it? Thank you

ida said...

Hi, I just came across this idea as I am searching for an art project to do with my grade 7s for our upcoming Art Show. I can't seem to find the instructions for this project. Would you be able to direct me to where I can find it? Thank you

Christine Garrett Gifted Ed. Facilitator said...

Your idea is so fantastic! I am a gifted ed. facilitator and this lesson reaches into a deeper level than m/any I have seen. Since I'm not an art teacher my attempt to something similar as a bulletin board did not have nearly the same impact. I'm looking forward to "messing around" with your idea and to try to replicate it. It makes me angry that anyone would be unpleasant to you. I'm impressed that you would share something so fantastic! I know it is easier to pick up a lesson that is already created, but just the seeds of your idea should be enough to push a teacher into creativity so they can put their own spin on it. Thank you for sharing. You are so talented!

Christine Garrett Gifted Ed. Facilitator said...

Hi,
I learned a new word - agamograph. Could I use boxes all the same size that the pictures would fit into since you said you couldn't find the product you had used? The way you applied this, however, is GENIUS! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

How to Make an Agamograph | Optical Kinetic Art Lesson Inspired by Yaacov Agam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKmqDCXY14c

AMH said...

For everyone interested to know how it is done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKmqDCXY14c

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