What’s in a Name?

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In the beginning of the school year, students have to create portfolios to act as folders for their art and as placeholders for their seat during class.

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Of course, our portfolio must have our name, in large bold letters, written across the front. Natural materials work well for older students who have a stronger ability to tap into their imagination in an abstract way.

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Younger students work well with pre cut lines that help them to form letters in a more concrete and clear way. I cut lines of various colors in curves big and small and straight lines, tall and short.

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You can spot a more advanced ability when students illustrate a clever attempt at forming the letters of their name. The two images above were created using glue under the letters and also above for a sealed finish. The images at the beginning of the post created with natural materials were photographed then printed out and collaged to each student’s portfolio.

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