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ONE DAY PROJECTS FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL ART CLASS

Fisheye Decals

Phyllis Burstein
with students at Walter Payton College Prep, Chicago

Challenge:
Students take fisheye photos with their smartphones or cameras and create window decals.

Materials: smartphone/digital camera with fisheye app/feature for each group of 4/5 students, printer, inkjet transparencies, clear contact paper.

Process:
• Students assemble in groups of 4/5.
• Students take photos prompted to appear as if they are looking out a small round window or portal.
• Print several 1 1/2 -2 inch photos on a transparency.
• Cut out each photo to edge and place printed side down on sticky side of clear contact paper. 
• Cut with 1/4 inch border around each photo.
• Peel off back of contact paper, place on window with sticky 1/4 inch border.

Lesson Expansion:
• Make decals with any photo project and create a window gallery, make stickers for car doors, or stickers for student notebooks or
laptops.