Teachers Lesson Plans
The Changing Composition: Grade K-3
Take it Further
The students can create simple sequences of images using the same elements by moving elements up and down the picture plane to create the idea of a changing composition. This creates a form of animation, where the background remains constant but the figures move within the pictorial space. You can even take a series of photographs to document the changing positions of the figures in space. For example, the movement of a figure towards the front of the picture plane suggests a movement towards the viewer, or the reverse, as he or she appears to move away from the viewer.