Symbols that represent ourselves personally

Students’ in my classes this semester had to research symbols on who they were personally. Along with researching symbols they had to find one color that represented their personality. Along with researching these symbols and color, the students had to take a photo of themselves or a selfie. I call this project “Selfie Symbolism” or “Personal Symbols”. Students had fun researching more about themselves and incorporating those symbols into their projects.

Here are a few examples:

 

Each student took a different interpretation into the assignment and brought forth interesting composition for each artwork.  

Working with shapes and stories

My students in Drawing and Design worked on a project focusing on Positive and Negative Space. The students used references from a story they have read. They had to make the image 12X12″ and utilize positive and negative space. Creating simplified images to tell the story in a new perspective for the audience to read.

Here are a couple of examples:

Greek Myth, Sharpie Maker, 12X12″, 2018
Greek Myth, Sharpie Marker, 12X12″, 2018
Greek Myth, Sharpie Maker, 12X12″, 2018
Labors of Hercules, Sharpie Maker, 12X12″, 2018
Labors of Hercules, Sharpie Maker, 12X12″, 2018
Labors of Hercules, Sharpie Maker, 12X12″, 2018
Where the Red Ferns Grows, Sharpie, 12X12″, 2018
Where the Red Ferns Grows, Sharpie, 12X12″, 2018
Where the Red Ferns Grows, Sharpie, 12X12″, 2018

 

 

 

The students are now scanning these images into Adobe Illustrator to digitalizes their illustrations! Can not wait to share these works when they are finished!