This parlor game was started by a group of Surrealist artists in the 1930s as a way to experiment with words and images. The name "exquisite corpse" comes from the first poem created from the game: "The exquisite corpse will drink the young wine."
To create theirs, 8th grade students created a full figure and then cut their person into thirds to be reassembled like the image to the left.
Afterwards, students worked as a group to create a large drawing that was constantly switching between participants and responding to what each other drew.
This video shows a similar process in action.
If you want to participate in an online process of this game, check out this website and invite your friends via email!
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.