Hand-Lettered Secrets

This is just one of the many wonderful lessons I came home with from this year’s National Art Education Conference:

Students in sixth through eighth grade wrote a secret on a card, folded it, and dropped it into a bowl. Then each student picked a secret out of the bowl and created a text based work of art considering font and page layout.

To aid in the craftsmanship of the finished work, we used the app Whitelines, which allows students to work on a gridded paper. You then hold your phone over the finished artwork, and the app removes the grid and ups the contrast. Color can be added before this step, but I found the app had a harder time recognizing color so we added color after printing the first version.


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