|I am most like my bird Snow on my shelf because I want to be free, I want to be adventurous, I love to sing. I am also like the baseball because I am strong, powerful, hard. Melissa, grade 3|
What objects would you gather to tell the story of your life experience? Would it be an old photo of your grandparents, a treasured letter, or maybe a pair of shoes that bring back memories of that long summer? In this lesson, the cupboard became a vessel on which to place these items held dear.
|I am most like the soccer ball because I am fast, strong and black like the soccer ball. I am also like gold because I am cool like gold.|
Maverick, grade 3
|I am most like the cell phone because I am smart like the cell phone, strong like the cell phone and unbreakable|
like the cell phone. I am also like the candle on my shelf because I am bright like the candle.
Amer, grade 3
|I am most like the Rockets poster on my shelf because I am strong like a bull. I run fast like a lion and flexible like clay. |
I am also like the mountains on my shelf because I am an artist.
Ian, grade 3
Although most self-portraits have the artist's image, some do not, as we can see in Vincent van Gogh's Chair With His Pipe
Describe the chair - looks handmade, looks old, simple, may be from the past
Describe the room- floor looks like it's from another place, tile, not very many decorations, simple
What clues can you find that may tell us about this artist? - pipe/smoker, only one chair so this person may live alone, not very wealthy because there isn't anything fancy
Now compare to Gauguin's chair
This is the handout that I passed out on how to draw a cupboard. It is not perfectly drawn as that was my intention. I wanted them to understand the goal was the journey thus all the parts would come together beautifully in the end.