So, I don't mean to be pushy, I just noticed we aren't really getting anywhere. I feel like we don't really have a plan because everyone has their own ideas of what our final project should be like, yet we're trying to put it all together into one. So, here's a proposal for everyone:
First, we can each make one or two lesson plans for the curriculum using different themes found in Hamlet. This could come off a list we create and each person could take one or two. Then, if they have time or energy they can create a piece of art for that individual lesson.
Then at the gallery we will then have one area where all the curriculum material will be displayed and where we can show any teachers who might be there. This will also make it possible for us to circulate it around the schools without having to move a whole gallery.
Next, we can each have our own project(s) that demonstrates our learning and will specifically focus on our process of going from the text to the image. This will be things like Eric's organ piece, Mason's scene-by-scene sketches, etc. At the beginning of our project I feel like this was the main idea, but we needed a theme to piece the pieces together. I feel like we could go off of a "Words, words, words!" theme. We can have actual clips of the text (finding interesting ways to incorporate it along with our artwork) and so as you go through the gallery you will see a continuous stream of words. However, it wouldn't be boring and overwhelming as we could actually interpret the words in our own ways and incorporate the artwork through all these words.
So, for an example, I would have something like my word collage along with my preliminary sketches and then a couple other final images with particular quotes that fit the piece.
This would give us a curriculum for teachers to be able to incorporate in their classrooms and would also give us an actual gallery. The gallery wouldn't simply be about our great art skills though, because it would also be showing others how we (and thus, how they) can take a difficult text like Hamlet and apply it to our lives through creating images or different forms of art that makes it more real to us.
What does everyone think?