Students will curate a digital gallery to feature their “sense of self” without directly revealing their faces. Students will photograph and select compositions that utilize metaphor, elements of art, and principles of design to communicate aspects of their identity.
Students will communicate a “sense of self," using metaphor as a tool.
Students will compose photographs using the elements of art and principles of design.
Students will explore digital forms such as slideshows, virtual galleries, websites, and blogs to present artwork.
Guide students through the process of brainstorming topics of identity using metaphor.
Teach students to compose photographs using the elements of art and principles of design.
Assist students through the research process as they gather imagery.
Demonstrate various digital methods used to curate images.
Teacher Prep Time
1 hour and 30 minutes
Student Studio Time
Supplies and Materials
Virtual display programs
Optional: photo editing applications or software
Optional: found imagery or collage materials
Idea Generation and Metaphors
Brainstorm a “sense of self.”
Create multiple branches on a mind map to explore important aspects of one’s identity.
Consider images or places where aspects of one’s identity can be shown through metaphor.
Add visual metaphors to the mind map.
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