Teachers Lesson Plans
Morphosis: Grade 9-12
Using their photograph as inspiration, have students make a line drawing on sketching paper that is a likeness of themselves.
From magazines, pictures, or their imagination, have students make a line drawing similar in size to their portrait of the creature they would like to be. These two drawings are the sketches for the first and the last images in their flipbook.
Have students transfer the first and last images to heavy white paper in the dimensions of the flipbook (12 x 8 cm). Simplify the images as much as possible.
Ask students to work out in sketches or directly in the flipbook the slight changes needed to ?morph? one image to the next. This might require several pages, so the simpler the drawings are, the better. Number the pages for easy ordering later on (if hidden in a corner, they won?t appear in the ?reel?).
Have students decide if the order should be from portrait to creature or vice versa. Arrange the pictures in order and bind the flipbook using a thick binder clip, rubber bands, or glue.
Ask students to hold the binding end of the flipbook and fan through the pages (front to back) to see the transformation. Images can be coloured if students wish.