Interpret as an Artist:
Students should use the collected class images to create an artwork representing their own interpretation of Kennedy’s presidency, the assassination, and/or legacy. Students should present their artworks to the class. Encourage classmates to respond intuitively to each artwork before the artist discusses his or her intentions.
Image Collage: Students chose two to five source images to make a collage. Source materials can be copied using a copy machine. Students should crop their sources and make decisions concerning repetition and scale (documents can be enlarged or reduced using the copy machine). Color may be added using opaque water based paint (acrylic or gouache) and colored pencils. If computer technology is available students may use Photoshop to manipulate images for this project.
Silkscreen Print: As a class, students choose four to six images to transfer onto silkscreens. Students create prints using just a few or all of the images, keeping in mind color choices, repetition of images, and scale.
Painting Using a Projector: Students choose two to four source images to use in their painting. They transfer these images to the painting surface using an overhead or opaque projector. Students should make decisions concerning color, repetition of images, and scale.