Digital creativity

Workshop-Picture perfect

Picture perfect

Many children are insecure about their looks. Images of 'perfectly' shaped photo models, athletes and actors and actresses can be found everywhere. Not surprisingly, many of these youngsters have a false image of themselves and others. In some cases, this can lead to eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. Often, children (and adults) do not realise that the images they see are digitally perfected. In this workshop, students are divided into small groups and given a tablet to work with. The idea is for them to take a portrait photo of each other. After the photos have been loaded, students edit their own photo until they have created a 'perfect' version of themselves. In doing so, they can enlarge or reduce eyes, whiten teeth, change shapes, alter facial contours, etc. At the end of the lesson, pupils can look at the portraits of the other participants. They can also reflect on beauty ideals and how they personally experience them.

Key objectives
Students learn to use pictures to communicate. This allows them to translate subjects as they perceive them through a digital tool. They gain some knowledge and appreciation of, aspects of their environment. They also acquire photo editing skills and techniques in an exploratory phase. In addition, they learn to handle new media, such as computers, tablets and iPads. Pupils learn to look differently at their environment, as well as improving their sensory perception. (core objectives 54 and 55)



Workshop number: 0019

Target group: Primary school groups 5, 6, 7 and 8

Duration: 90 minutes

Number of participants: 35 students

Location: At school


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