LESSON 1: Objective- combining tessellations with photography using technology such as Photoshop. Intro to cropping; negative space vs positive space. (optional: consider actually printing/cutting the tessellations to create a puzzle.)
Great guide for art therapy groups conducted in detention setting where art media may not be permitted for use...can show slides of famous artworks and ask the questions to reach for insight, meaning and participants' responses..
Remnants by Greg Sand is a series that i find quite creepy but at the same time moving. He weaves together 3 images of a person from different points in there life to create a portrait of a person who has passed on. When you look at the images you can see flashes of youth in parts of the portrait but in others u see a tired frail person. I think this idea is extremely strange but i do like it.
Silhouette collage art lesson: students used flashlights to trace each other's silhouette. After cutting them out, the covered them with magazine clipping that described their personalities and interests.