Rabbit Hole Renditions
Students will read Chapter 1 "Down the Rabbit Hole" from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and create an illustration based on the story. The illustration can be as complex or as simple as you like but it should be clear what story it relates to. Adaptations of the story are completely acceptable, for instance: "Haunted Memories" (below) depicts Red Riding Hood as a deer rather than a little girl.
Leave it to Chance
A series of various quick works that employ a bit of chance. The lesson would explore the various effects that can be achieved with watercolor and ink. An experiment with wet-on wet techniques as well as investigation of how different substances affect the medium (ex. alcohol and salt). Students would select on work that they deem most successful to present as their finished work. This piece could be altered or adapted in order to enhance a hidden form or simply left as an abstracted piece of art.
If there were a creature that embodied your feelings, personality, and/or interests, what would it look like? This lesson will explore creature design based around the idea of portraying one's internal self. If one is shy and prefers to not be noticed their creature identity might be a slight figure that would blend with its surroundings but a loud boisterous personality might be large and brightly colored. Students may choose what elements of themselves they wish to exploit in order to bring their creature to life.
Drawing in Space
For this projects students will look at the wire artworks of Gavin Worth and then construct one of their own. Students will complete a line drawing of what they plan to create and then construct it using wire. Various weights of wire may need to be used along with various joining methods. In the end the pieces should be able to stand without toppling over when mounted.