I gave my students an independent assignment. With this project, they had no limitations. They had to research for ideas, materials and how to. One student went off running with this project. she decided to to a collaborative project, including over 100 people.
She got the inspiration from a song.
Here is her process:
She decided to find out what love is to people of all ages. So, she cut 3″x3″ squares and passed these squares out to people ages 4-100. She asked them all to draw or..illustrate what love was to them. There were no rules to this. She told them they could use photographs, magazines, or whatever they wanted to express what love was to them.
The results were wonderful. In the end, she ended up with an 8’x8′ piece of art that we displayed in the schools cafe’.