Digital Collage

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Fifth grade students have been exploring collage through the medium of digital photography.

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Students began with taking self portraits in black and white on a neutral background.

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Students photographed their partners in sections, focusing on parts of the face instead of creating a whole portrait.

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The next step was to look at all of the images they had to work with on their collage.

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After viewing the work of artist David Hockney and others who created collages from digital portraits, the students set to work on their own creations.

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Everyone had different ideas on how to process their collage.

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Most students had fun with this open-ended collage project.

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The final step was to glue down their images onto poster board.  The process was much like creating a puzzle of themselves.

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Here are several examples of the students’ work which are now on display.

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