Using Cindy Sherman’s self-portraits to inspire an 8th grade Photoshop project

For the second year in a row, Yoshiko Maruiwa and I are collaborating on a 10-week Art Elective inspired by JR’s InsideOut Project. Our first project was an InsideOut Collage. This second project was an OutsideIn Collage. To inspire them, kids were shown slides of Cindy Sherman‘s self-portraits. Sherman used costumes, props, and backgrounds to tell a story, dispel/reinforce a stereotype, or communicate something to her audience. Students took pictures, located physical and virtual props, chose background images, and started manipulating their scene. I’m excited to see the results!


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