Then, they select a pose from one of their drawings, and recreate the pose in a work of art, and they have the option to keep the mannequin as a wooden figure or turn it into a character. If they turn it into a character, they can create a scene with details and a costume---if they keep it as a wooden form-man, they can create an abstract design for the background. The entire picture is outlined in sharpie and colored with crayons.
The sketchbook page on the left is a good example of a student who was struggling with the mannequin form. In each of the initial sketches, she was putting way too many body parts, she was just struggling to SEE how simple the form was---and making the legs too short or the body too big. After realizing that several students were having that same struggle, I started taking sitting with them one-on-one, drawing the mannequin on my own piece of paper, using proper proportions, allowing them to draw it in their sketchbooks, along side me---this really helped this particular student, and several others too. You can see the biggest drawing in the center of her book, it is much closer to the actual proportions of the mannequin, and gave her a lot of confidence. Below is her final work of art---I love the messy, expressive background.