White sheets, pencils, markers
- The facilitator starts the activity by asking participants to seat in pairs. The pairs can be randomly chosen or defined before.
- The facilitator shares the goal of the activity in order to guide participants in their art work. For example, if the feedback is general (focusing on general characteristics of the participants) or focused on specific areas (e.g. team work attitude; communication attitude; etc.).
- In pairs, seated and in silence, each participant starts to observe the other participant and draw the caricature or use the reference pictures (see below). Each participant can’t look at the other’s master piece.
- The faciltator encourages each participant to take time to think about the elements that could be highlighted in the caricature they are creating. The art work can be finished with colours or in black and white – to be decided by the facilitator.
- The activity ends with the presentation of the caricatures between the pairs.
- The facilitator should have an active role at the beginning, by introducing the goal and the rules of the activity.
- During the activity, the facilitator may interrupt if the participants are not following the rules (e.g. to complete the activity in silence).
- At the end of the activity, the facilitator fosters the discussion and gives space to any participant that wants to share what they liked most and least, as well as what they have learnt and become more aware of as a result of this experience.
- If participants are resistant to drawing, even using the reference pictures, the facilitator could provide old magazines, scissors and glue and ask participants to make a collage that characterises their pair.
An example developed by Slovenian teachers
(use reference pictures to be created by Advancis like the ones available here: http://thehelpfulartteacher.blogspot.com/2013/03/sketchbook-pro-for-ipad-using-ipad-as.html)
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