If you've been following my blog for a while you know I'm a big fan of David Hockney and have done several projects based on his photo collages. This time I decided to let my 3rd thru 5th graders take charge of the whole process. Each student had the opportunity to be the photographer. They divided into pairs and took pictures of different facial features at varied perspectives and ranges. (They were given a max of 10 shots). Some children chose to change facial expressions during their shoot to add another dimension. Yesterday they were given the photos of their own face to manipulate and create a cubist photo collage. Some children chose to keep their faces very coherent while others liked more of a disjointed collage. As you can imagine, there was a lot of laughter with this project(our final project of the 6 week art session).