Long ago, a colleague dropped off a bag of jar lids with me and said, “I don’t know what you can use them for, but I figured you would think of something!”. For a few years now, my sixth grade students have traced them to make the “hole” for “Hole in the Page” drawings to explore the narrative in art making.
One of the reasons my students enjoy this assignment is because of the freedom of choice of subject matter. They also enjoy thinking up the surprise element at the end as the page is flipped for the big reveal. Although I went over the assignment and showed examples of years past, this year the details were posted in Google Classroom to allow for centralized delivery.
As students finished they uploaded their finished videos and artist statements to me through the assignment “turn in” option:
I have been enjoying watching the clever videos. Some of them are narrated and it is always fun to hear the student voice, even as they adopt accents or affected manners of speaking. Silly, but fun.
After turning in the videos to Google Classroom, students posted them, along with artist statements to a Padlet sharing wall for all the world (including you) to see: Padlet Sharing Wall for Hole in the Page Videos
Here are some more Hole in the Page videos for your viewing pleasure: