Imagine a self portrait that does not have a picture of you in it. Students will make a work of art that will respresent them using the letters of their first name.
1/3 of the space– your first name
2/3 of the space– words/phrases/images
There are four different ways to write your name:
- ?????? – your choice
Bring in items that are personal to you-
- family snapshots
- magazine clippings
- newspaper articles
- ticket stubs
- scrapbook items
The only thing you cannot have in your piece is a photo of you. This is our first crafty project (like arts and crafts). This project is worth 100 points, but first you will do a practice version, a rough draft.
Start by choosing a format. You may write your letters vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Students will make a practice version on smaller paper before they design and cut out their own letters. You may choose the letters you designed from your typography assignment: the alphabet, or you are free to invent new ones.
Rules of the Assignment
- acrostic uses your first name
- your name uses 1/3 of the space
- name must be done horizontally, vertically, or diagonally
- words, phrases, poems, lyrics, ect must be balanced with images in 2/3 of remaining space
- use positive words, phrases, quotes, lyrics that describe your life
- bring in items to collage onto image from home
- background paper is a 18″X24″ colored rectangle
- letters cut from patterned paper- glued onto 18X24 paper
- letters must stay on paper (not go outside boundaries of paper)
- no photo(s) of your face