Gestures. ○ Form of non-verbal communication. ○ Visible bodily actions are used to communicate important messages. ○ Express your feelings. ○ Specific to ...


Gestures ● Form of non-verbal communication. ● Visible bodily actions are used to communicate important messages. ● Express your feelings. ● Specific to a region - a gesture may have a different meaning in different parts of the world.

Gesture faux-pas President George W. Bush tried to signal the peace sign when visiting Australia. A simple gesture, but he committed a major error. Instead of facing his palm toward the crowd, it faced inwards. The meaning of that gesture in Australia meant he was telling the crowd off. It didn’t go over well!

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Universal Gestures

Hang ten Peace or victory

I hope so

Do you know what these mean?

over there OK



I love you Live long and prosper

rock on

Universal Gestures

come here

Do you know what these mean?

I love you

quiet coyote

Fist bump - I’m with you


Pinkie promise

Bang! Gotcha!

Form ● 3-D shape ● has depth as well as height and weight ● sculpture or model

Let’s look at Last year’s and criteria

The Tin Foil Hand ● You will choose a gesture to recreate using only TIN FOIL. ● You need to mold, shape and fold the tin foil to create the shape of a hand making the gesture. ● You only need to do a one hand gesture. ● It should be the size and shape of your hand.

What level would you give? 1. Look at the hand examples. 2. Which one is the best? Why? 3. Which one is not the best? Why?

Evaluation ● Form of hand - does it look like a hand? size, shape, thickness, proportionality ● Gesture - is the gesture easily recognizable? ● Construction - strong construction, all pieces fitting well together and staying together

What techniques can we use? 1. Analyse your hand in the gestures you are creating. Look at the thickness, proportion, length of fingers etc. 2. Create the palm first. Fold tin foil over and over and mold it to your palm. 3. Then create the fingers and thumb separately and attach them to the palm. 4. Layer tin foil around to help keep everything together. 5. Let’s practice!

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