Banksy’s True Identity

Greetings,

I’m working with my art class on creating new stories for what happened to Frankenstein’s creature 200 years later. Students are drawing him this week with new possibilities. One student went as far as having the monster collecting hair from people because he is bald.

Here is the example I gave my students.

Banksy’s True Identity

By Mrs. Berry

It has been 200 years since we last saw Victor Frankenstein’s monster. Last we knew he headed out to the North and was never seen again. In recent years the monster’s art has been spotted across the globe. Unannounced to the world he is known as Banksy. Some claim that he was born in 1974 but he really was created in 1818 and was brought to life by the mad scientist Victor Frankenstein.

Banksy was distraught over never getting a bride and being isolated from other’s due to their cruelty. It has left him with a dark humor. He has given up murdering people but his criminal ways can be seen in his street art. His temper and distaste for society was evident in his last performance act. He mutilated his own creation while others watched in horror as it was shredded.

People do not seem to understand Banksy. Because of this he currently is hiding his true identity. If the people found out he was Victor’s creature they may come after him with pitch forks. He also has strong fear of fire. If you were ever to meet Banksy in the streets of London be wary of his good manners and emotional heart.  He is harboring a dark secret.

IMG_1619If you are interested in the full lesson click here. It is a six day unit geared for sixth grade students. There are two main activities in this unit. Students will create a story about what happened to Frankenstein’s monster 200 years later. Students will also create a picture using value to go along with the picture.

When you purchase this lesson you will receive an electronic file that includes Common Core objectives and Michigan visual art benchmarks addressed in the lesson, assessments, materials list, teacher examples of the story and picture, vocabulary list, resource list, and step-by-step instructions.

Artfully,

Mrs. Berry

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