Identity Boxes

Third and fourth grade students at John Lyman School explored the meaning of personal identity through the creation of identity boxes, modeled upon the work of the artist Joseph Cornell. Through the use of self portrait and assemblage of found objects, each piece created is as unique as the individual artist.

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 CT Standards for Visual Arts addressed:

1c. Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, feelings, experiences and stories
2a. Identify the different ways visual characteristics are used to convey ideas
3a. Discuss a variety of sources for art content
3b. Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning
4c. Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of how history or culture can influence visual art
5c. Recognize that there are different responses to specific works of art
5e. Identify possible improvements in the process of creating their own work

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