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Monday, August 27, 2012

The Wanted Poster

The Wanted Poster


This is a tried an true lesson for all you Art Teachers (or any subject really).
I have done it for 9 years and still love the results.
It is a great getting to know you activity for 6-12th grade.

I do a "Wanted Poster" every year as our first project. I love doing them for many different reasons. First of all, they help me get to know what students like, what thier tastes are, and their personalities. Second, it helps me see where they are artistically. And Last, I can see if the are good at following directions.
I give them all the same form to fill out. It has a variety of informations (physical sttributes, home and family info, likes and interests).
They are instructed to use thier bad habits or flaws to have as what they are "wanted" for. I want to know if the play too much playstation, bite thier nails when they are nervous, or text while bicycling! When I see thier habits, I tell them that this is real habits, and that we are not making up illegal ideas that you might possible do (or hopefully have never done!). Do not write that you robbed a bank or blew up a church. False information will not help me to know you, it will only let me konw that you do not follow directions and points will be deducted.
I also have them draw their face (best the can)to fill up the space given. I hand out mirrors for this if they want. But, I encourage them to do what they are comfortable with (cartoon or realistic).  One thing in for sure, I want them to try to make it look most like them rather than a pretend or older version of themselves. It cannot be something unreal (no mustaches or robber masks).
I also have them draw the kind of outfit they would wear on a regular basis.
It is a fun way for me to get into thier heads and learn more about thier lifes. I keep these all year on file for reference and to see the artistic growth from the first week of art.
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I challenged the staff to also get involved this year!
I thought it would be fun. So far, our assistant principal was the only one brave enough...
She rocks!

8th grader, advanced art class

8th grader, advanced art class

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20 comments:

  1. Great idea-love this for my Grade 7s! Do you have a template that you can share?

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  2. THank you. Yes, i do have a template. I will have to get it when I go back on Monday and scan it for you. I will post it at the bottom of the page when I do. thanks for your interest.

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  3. Hi! Love your blog! Where can I find the Draw Light until you know it's right Poster? That is super cute!

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  4. Oh Thank You so much Cathy! That was a group of pictures I made from my first year of teaching. I was getting sick of repeating the same directions over and over to the students, so I decided to make an "art wall of wisdom" sort of thing that I could just point to when I needed to give some art teacher advice. IT has blossomed over the years... you may visit the page it came from here. Thanks for looking and encouraging.
    http://tabithaannthelostsock.blogspot.com/2012/10/artlab-wall-of-wisdom.html

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  5. I really like this assignment and was wondering if you could email me the template. The link isn't working.

    jbarnett@taylorisd.org

    thanks so much.

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  6. I am a first year professional and would love to include this as an introduction to my classroom. The link seems to not be working for me either. Do you mind emailing me a template? I love all of your work; it's very inspiring!!

    britt.ah.knee@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  7. Really LOVE The Wanted Poster project, but can't get the link to work. Could you send it to me at lwhagler@mac.com ? I love all of your work.

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  8. Such an awesome idea. I would REALLY appreciate if you could email me the template as well, the link is not working. Thank you SOOOO much. cms9776@lausd.net

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  9. Looks like I am not the only one that really loves your Wanted Poster Project. Would there be any way I could get a copy of the template as well? My email address is mriedel@howard-winn.k12.ia.us I am so thankful that you share your awesome ideas and really appreciate how you incorporate your faith into your blog/art/life! You are very inspirational! Thank you for sharing and for all you do.

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  10. I am so sorry, that link I had from before went bad, i just updated the page and added the poster format to the bottom. Yall should be all set for the beginning of school to use it from here. THank you so much for you interest. God bless you and your classroom this year. May this be an excellent tool to help you get to know your students better this year and forever.

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    1. can you email the template please katie.c24@hotmail.co.uk thank you so much

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  11. Great project but I too cannot print the templates. Can you send them to me?
    mlightbody@aos94.org Thank you!

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  12. This is such a wonderful exercise! I love it. I'd love to tweak the concept a bit to use in my creative coaching practice.

    What lucky, lucky kiddos are taught by you!

    All the best from my Creative Oasis to yours,
    Jill

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  13. It's my 10th year teaching elementary art but first year teaching 7th and 8th grade! I would also like to jump on the bandwagon and ask for the template as the link didn't work for me either! Your blog is bookmarked and has been a pure life saver for me coming up with lessons to teach my new older students! You should put this template on Teachers pay teachers and earn a few bucks for it! cassiemae82@yahoo.com

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  14. Could you please email me the template as well. I was wanting to use this with a research project my 5th graders are doing about female spies from the Civil War.
    Thanks,
    Amber Bledsoe

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  15. Would you be able to send me the template please? It is blurry! I would appreciate it so much!!! msamyholt@gmail.com

    Love your stuff!

    Thank you!

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  16. Great idea! I will do with my students ; )
    Elisa

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