Grade 7 students are continuing with their visual journals. For their first main task, students were asked to journal “Who are you?” Below are some strong examples, which utilised composition, layout, colour scheme etc. Underneath the pictures you may read the task outline. Click the photo to view larger.
The task was described as:
Who am I? This seems like a very easy and straight-forward question, but when was the last time that you really tried to articulate an answer? You may have thought that you figured that out a long time ago, or perhaps you feel like you are still figuring it out. What better way to start this challenge. No matter what type of art you make it is always a reflection of you. The journal is no different. Heck, it might even be more true of the journal.
Take some time to ponder and journal about all the aspects of your “self,” and create a response that introduces you to the world.
Who are you? What is important to you? Where do you come from? How does your inner identity compare to your outer identity? Do you have a hidden identity? If you are not who you want to be, what is stopping you? Feel free to brainstorm or mind-map your ideas to help yourself out.
Your page must include imagery, text and colour. Imagery can consist of collage or hand drawn elements, or both. Your text could also be done by hand, by stencil or through recycled resources. Try to vary your lettering techniques and styles so as not to simply use your normal handwriting. You may use any type of drawing style done in class or combine elements.
Task adapted from (Taken from the Journal Fodder Junkies site)