This lesson aims to have students discover new ways of documentating and collecting, understanding purpose in collections, even if it is non purposeful, unintended…
Introduce students to other artists who keep a journal, which emphasizes on the need to collect information, memories, thoughts…
(I) Discussion about Collections
Introduction to Why How What Where When What-ifs… < These will help students from now on with gathering information
How to collect, what people collect, why they collect…
(II) Mindmapping Chris Ware, without words
Students were given excerpts from Acme Novelty Datebook Volume Two: 1995 – 2002. This contains the sketchbook excerpts from Graphic Novelist, Chris Ware.
Note: These excerpts were printed on a variety of papers (graph paper, newsprint, drawing paper, sketching paper, yellow paper…) to show students uses of paper to add to their collections when doing research and journaling.- that it is possible to use different kinds of paper and be sensitive to it.
Students were given some time to look at the sketchbook excerpts, and on their own, identify what Chris Ware is interested in collecting in his journal entries.
Students were then broken into groups of 4-5.
They were instructed to create a visual map without words, on what they thought Chris Ware collects and pen it down. Students will need to talk and discuss and work together to find the best way to represent their thoughts using markers and A2 paper provided.
Students Present their visual maps.