The learning objectives for this lesson are as follows:
1. students learn how to use value to create an image 2. students demonstrate a proper use of scratch tools 3. students collaborate together to create a class piece. 4. students gain an understanding of basic grid techniques 5. students gain a better understanding of how art can be used within the community.
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For more of my students' art check out http://sellsart.blogspot.com
Step 1: Step 1. Decide if you want to make something cool or not
Step 2: Pick a sweet picture and grid it.
Anyhow, once you find a photo and grid it. Make 2 copies. One copy to slice up and distribute to students and one copy as a reference. Remember to number the squares so you know which goes where when you put the toast in order.
Step 3: Buy some bread
Step 4: Make it stale
Step 5: Burn it
Step 6: Scratch it.
Step 7: Re-assemble
Step 8: Show off your work.
I did this project with 7th grade students for my school districts MLK day celebration, so it's pretty good for what it is. Also, I highly suggest you photograph each piece of toast individually so you can later assemble a picture version of your toast art. I just printed mine on paper so each piece of toast was roughly 4"x4". That way I had a paper version since I knew the toast version would not last forever. Good luck and happy toasting!!
thanks for looking and check out more of my students' work at http://sellsart.blogspot.com