The 8th graders used MadLibs as inspiration for their surrealist paintings. After playing a couple games, students began visualizing the impossible situations that were being described. They looked at many Salvador Dali paintings, noticing the transformations and surprising combinations in his paintings. The 8th graders were challenged to write creative sentences using 2 nouns, 1 adjective, 1 verb, and 1 place that were randomly drawn from a bag. The watercolor paintings that were the result are a combination of detailed drawing and painting; and evoke the unusual and impossibilities of Surrealism.
Mad Libs and Surrealism February 10, 2010