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Abstract Soda Can Portraits

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze the work of George Barque, Pablo Picasso, and the influence of Cubism on art. They will create a Cubist-inspired mixed media portrait using colored markers, colored pencils, and recycled soda cans.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will analyze the work of George Barque, Pablo Picasso, and the influence of Cubism on art.

Students will study abstraction in art.

Students will use a skewed one-point perspective to draw a background.

Students will use recycled soda cans to create an abstracted portrait.

Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce the works of Pablo Picasso and George Braque.
  • Discuss how Cubist artworks show multiple views of a subject in one artwork as well as challenge conventional art rules.
  • Demonstrate how to draw a one-point perspective interior room on the 6” x 9” paper.
  • Show how Picasso’s work (e.g., Dora Maar with Cat, Weeping Woman) uses skewed perspective in the background.
  • Prompt students to consider how something that appears to be trash can be made into art.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

6.VA:Cr2.1

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Empty soda can
  • 6” x 9” sheet of construction paper
  • Colored markers (permanent, water-based)
  • Colored pencils
  • Squeezable paint or paint markers
  • Hot glue gun & glue gun sticks

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

6.VA:Cr2.1

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Study Cubism

Study the work of George Barque, Pablo Picasso, and the influence of Cubism.

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Artist Bio

Georges Braque

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Pablo Picasso

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What is Cubism?

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Reflection

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