Personal Connections 4th of March 2013

Dear Parents and Students,

We had a fantastic field trip to the Rosengart Gallery in Luzern. The class were extremely attentive and surprised our guide on several occasions with our insights on several of the paintings. We looked at original paintings from Monet, Picasso, Klee and Miro amongst others.

This Week’s Personal Connections Task

Who am I? This may seem like a very easy and straight-forward question, but when was the last time you really tried to articulate an answer to that question? You may have thought that you figured out who you are a long time ago or perhaps you feel like you are still trying to figure it out. This can be harder than you think!

Take some time to ponder and mind-map about all of the aspects of your ‘self,’ and create a response that introduces you to the world.

Consider including the following:

  • Who are you? 
  • What is important to you? 
  • Where do you come from?  
  • What are you passionate about? 
  • How do you perceive yourself ? 
  • What do you aspire to be… What are your goals?
  • Hobbies, interests (both in at out of school) 
  • Likes and dislikes food, sports, acedemic and others
Brainstorm or mind-map your ideas on a blank A4 page to guide your reflection.

Your final product (A3 page) can include imagery, text and colour. Imagery can consist of collage or hand-drawn elements or both. Your text could be done by hand, stenciled, computer or through simple recycled resources (magazines). Try to vary your lettering techniques and styles so as not to use your normal handwriting. Use symbolism to convey meaning! 
Eg: If you are Swiss, don’t use the Swiss flag as it will give away your identity immediately. Rather use a cow, cheese or mountain image to communicate this in a subtle way using signs and symbols.

Remember you are not to use any direct imagery of yourself and keep your ideas and work ‘in secret’ to the rest of the class. Please do not show or discuss your work with anyone in the class. 

Feel free to use and explore a variety of mediums (drawing, painting, text and collage etc.)

Task Due: Monday 11 March 2013