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ONE DAY PROJECTS FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL ART CLASS

Surrealist Slogan Fliers

Phyllis Burstein
with students at Walter Payton College Prep, Chicago


Challenge:
Students create fliers about an environmental (or other) issue or event.

Materials: computer, Internet, copy paper, magazines, scissors, glue sticks, markers (Student computer access helpful but not necessary).

Process:
• Teacher logs onto internet site for Slogan Generator.

http://thesurrealist.co.uk/slogan.cgi



• In groups of 4, students choose a word relating to the issue or event, such as "clouds".
• The teacher puts the word into the slogan generator. When the slogan randomly appears:
"You deserve clouds today, " the students must make a flier using that slogan.
• Students must find imagery and additional text so that the slogan makes sense.

Lesson Expansion:
• Use the slogan generator to make fliers for an upcoming school event.
• Use the slogan generator to start a painting or other artwork.