Submitted by: Carole Neff, art teacher at
Unioto High, Chillicothe, Ohio. Level: 9th-12th
When teaching types of rhythm, I use this lesson for progressive rhythm. Cut small pictures from catalogs (small appliances, cameras, shoes, toys, etc) and staple in the upper corner of 12" x 18" (30.5 x 46 cm) paper. Divide the paper into 12 to 16 squares. Students draw the object as seen in the first box. They are then to gradually transform the object into another recognizable object by allowing that object to stretch, shrink, lose parts, move parts. (This is called morphing when done digitally) The key is a gradual transformation. The last box will be reserved for the final object. To make the lesson more challenging, the last item could have some relationship to the first.