Triptyche- "a set of three panels or compartments side by side, bearing pictures, carvings, or the like."
Below you will find samples of triptychs done by middle school students.
Oops! ran out of shiny gold strips - back panel edges wrapped with white masking tape (in effort to get it done quickly. This was a "finish after school" one - long story - but glad I had parent support). Shakespeare's clothing made from fabric, fabric trim, real buttons and lace. Back on panel was the Globe theater (then - and now reconstructions). Side panels had a time-line printed on parchment in fancy font. Won a merit award in art show. Ribbon hinges -edges of ribbon secured with gold painted cardboard strips.
Wood palette cut out with real brushes. Center panel had images that were added in relief... Ribbon hinges covered with cardboard strips (scanned in decorative border - student manipulated colors of border). Back panel had biography with some more images. Top back panel had reproduction (more clear) image of da Vinci's Last Supper (you can see a portion of The Last Supper on front panel)
This project used a number of images from a children's book on Marie Curie. All of the students who did artists, scientists or explorers had the benefit of my help. I got library books on their topic from the local library and Bluffton library (they were on their own with school library). The student added acrylic glazes to the portrait of Marie. Portrait and images in center are in relief. Back panel had biography (I think) and images of her family - framed with matching border that is on front side. I think the text on inside was about her experiments.
This was a good example of "fudging it". This student found lots of images in National Geographic that he could make fit in some way-- only a few of his were digital images. He showed the struggle of African Americans from slavery to today. Featuring Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Coretta King - and of course Martin Luther King, Jr. - all portraits were added in relief. Glazing was added to Martin Luther King. The back of center panel was African Americans today (I don't recall who his heroes were now on the back). Martin Luther King quotes on outside panels. This was done by an African American student. It was such a joy to see him work on this! No "coaching" from me at all. I gave him a bronze medal award at the awards assembly (I had him all three years for art) - primarily because of this project. He was so surprised! For his Renaissance "parody" painting, he used faces of his mother and himself - another reason for the award.
*NOTE: PLAN AHEAD FOR THIS PROJECT. IT MAY TAKE 5 TO 8 WEEKS TO GET PERMISSION FOR YOUR STUDENTS TO MAKE A PORTRAIT OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. YOU WILL NEED TO GET A NON-PROFIT LICENSING AGREEMENT FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING. THEY WILL WANT TO SEE A SAMPLE OF WHAT THE PROJECT WILL LOOK LIKE.RIGHT-CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE AND SELECT "VIEW IMAGE." YOU CAN THEN PRINT THIS UP TO SEND TO THEM AS A SAMPLE.
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These images (above) online since 2003 and no notice was received to take these down. Images will be removed at the request of the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I believe the use here falls under "Fair Use" Provision in the Copyright Law.