Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Well its back to school time, and in preperation for class I began looking up the topic of identity. This is one of the areas that my senior students must complete. I came accross this site and not only did it provide good ideas on identity projects, it provided many other ideas for art class, it is well worth a look. Have any of you run a scheme of work on identity, if so please share. This site also has some excellent photographs of students art work. I found a great piece for an identity project too.

I like the thumb prints/typography projects on this site. see the picture above.


  1. These are great. Those are so interesting to view as art and as a story. . . .love them!

  2. Love your blog! Great resource!

  3. I love the fingerprints! I am going to try to incorporate something like this in our curriculum for graphic arts this year. Thanks for the post.

  4. Awesome! I love the thumb-print one. I did a similar Word Portrait lesson with my middle school students. Any project that empowers students' sense of individuality and uniqueness is worth doing! Thanks for sharing.

  5. These are so cool! I do an identity project every year as the first project for the quarter. I haven't uploaded all the information on my blog yet as I just started in December, but soon!

    Some identity projects I have done:
    - Micrography Portraits, using words about themselves
    - Printing a portrait using styrofoam and displaying them on an "identity wall" or background
    - Warhol inspired portraits, framing them off with identity words
    - Surrealist hands, changing each finger/palm into identity objects
    - Identity mandalas
    - Silhouette collages with identity items

    Those were some I thought of off the top of my head (you can see I really like identity projects.... haha)

  6. These are great!! What a fun project idea : )

  7. Wonderful! I love this idea! Thanks!


  8. This project was a blast! I used it with my 5th graders for our school art show this year. Thank you for the inspiration. I will link back credit to you :)

  9. This would be awesome to use in a poetry unit during English class...