Sense and Nonsense was the second in the Learning to Look Series. The objectives here were to introduce Dada and Surrealism to the kids and to reinforce the concepts of formal analysis.
This session had the most successful activity component, which made up for the lackluster discussion aspect. The kids got really into the collage. Fewer chose to do the exquisite corpse exercise, but every kid chose one of the proposed activities. I think it was the fact that they got to use glue that really made it fun, so in the future I will try to chose craft projects that involve collage. The kids remembered some of the terms from the week before and partially remembered the order they went in, so I consider the reinforcement of formal analysis techniques a success. If I were to do a session like this again, I would also include a collage based surrealism activity.
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