Getting to know you . . . through art

Getting to know you . . . through art

When students arrived on campus for the first day of classes in the Commercial Art program at the Center for Career Services, it would have been too easy for them to simply introduce themselves to their classmates and inform them of their home school.

Commercial Art teacher Damian Powers found a more creative way for students to get to know one another. Rather than tell your classmate who you are, why not show them?

For one of their first art-related assignments, students created 3-D cubes with specific pieces of information on each side. They were asked to share visually their answers to the following questions: What is your favorite color? What is your talent? Who is your favorite visual artist? Who is your favorite musical artist? What is your favorite animal? What is your name? 

Students were only permitted to use typography on one side of the cube to write out their name; otherwise, they had to create their own visuals.

“The assignment was designed as a project to get the students working with Adobe Photoshop, as well as a way for the students to get to know each other,” Mr. Powers said.

“The cubes are hanging from the ceiling in the classroom near the students’ workspace, which helps to promote a personalized classroom environment,” he said.