This lesson uses archival images of places and people to teach about the relationship between time and place.

Through this lesson students will compose historic scenes by incorporating paper figures on copies of archival landscapes. These archival collages will be photocopied so that students can enhance and manipulate the scene with paint and markers. 

This lesson was inspired by our exhibition Devin Leonardi: Figure at Dusk

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