Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian artist from the 1500s who spent years working as an official court painter.
• Magazine photos of food
• Glue sticks
• Black card stock or construction paper
PREP: Find lots of large, colorful images of all kinds of fruits and vegetables from either magazines or stock photos online. I found that www.iStockPhoto.com has lots to choose from and are not too expensive. Make color prints or color copies of all the images.
1. Students cut out all the shapes and “build” a face by layering smaller, feature-like pieces on top of larger shapes. Careful cutting (removing all the background) will help make their face look nice and neat.
2. Lastly, the students will glue down all the shapes, starting with the background. Encourage lots of detail with clothes, accessories, etc.