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A Portrait of Many Colors

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about color hues and how to create skin colors with tints, tones, and shades of a color hue. Students will use a digital drawing application’s palette tool to create custom colors. Students will draw an image of people with a variety of skin colors.

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Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will explore color hues as they relate to skin color.

Students will learn that skin colors are different tints, tones, and shades of color hues.

Students will explore the tools used to create digital drawings.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Read the book, The Skin You Live In.
  • Lead a discussion of how skin colors are different tints, tones, and shades of color.
  • Demonstrate how to use the digital application.
  • Explain how to create custom colors using the digital application.

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National Standards


Create

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

45 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital device (tablet, computer)
  • Digital drawing program
  • Drawing mouse or stylus (optional)
  • Book: The Skin You Live In by D. Csicsko, ISBN-10: 0975958003

National Standards


Create

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

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Steps

Observe and Discuss

Read and observe the skin colors illustrated in the book, The Skin You Live In by D. Csicsko. Discuss how different skin colors are hues with various tints, tones, and shades of color.

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Instructional Materials

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Complexion Color Wheel

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