"Eskeleto" and its colors
To appreciate the differences and similarities between people, and to enjoy them.
Colored pencils and papers, tracing paper, scissors and glue, plastic skeleton, tempera paints and paintbrushes.
- An explanation is given in class as to how human beings all have something in common: the bones of the body. We are all the same in this respect: the skeleton therefore makes us similar to one another.
- The debate comes to the conclusion that, although we all have a skeleton, each of us leads a different life, has specific characteristics, a particular “color”.
- The discussion is symbolically translated into two creative exercises.
- A photocopy of a skeleton is reproduced several times with the help of tracing paper.
- The students then paint several versions of the same skeleton.
- Using paint and pieces of paper, they lend color to the background and the figure, giving the skeleton life and personality.
- They share and compare the potential symbolisms of each color.
- On a model the same size as a human skeleton, the students name the main bones and analyze the way they function.
- The skeleton becomes “Eskeleto”, a character with its own name, brought to “life” by the students by painting it with symbolic colors, looking for backgrounds, dressing it.... and finally transforming it into several personalities.