Thursday, October 21, 2010


Finding a way to teach your students about Surrealism is sometimes hard. They simply don't get it sometimes. You can talk to them about the weird, you can talk to them about dreams, you can talk and talk and talk, and even show them, but they still don't get it. SO I have found a way that makes them think and work and even get excited. We talk about Alice and Wonderland. One of the creepiest movies ever in my opinion. But when we talk about scale, and proportion, and attention to detail to convey meaning, they suddenly get it. So today is Alice and Wonderland day in class, where the Disney version goes on the screen, there paper is in front of them and they watch and draw taking from the movie and making use of the ideas it gives. This has always been pretty successful and I will show you the finished projects soon.

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