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Cool Colored Portraits

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will examine cool colors. Students will create a hand-drawn and digitally drawn self-portrait made of cool colors. Students will discuss the similarities and differences between an artwork using traditional media and digital media.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine cool colors.

Students will sketch ideas for a self-portrait.

Students will take a photograph as inspiration for a self-portrait.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead discussion about cool color schemes.
  • Facilitate the sketching of self-portraits.
  • Aid in the photography of self-portraits.
  • Facilitate use of the digital drawing application.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

40 minutes

Demonstration Time

45 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 40 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital device (tablet or computer)
  • Digital drawing application
  • Digital camera (device or phone)
  • Sketchbook
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

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Steps

Discuss Cool Colors

Review the color theory concept of cool colors.

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Instructional Materials

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Plan Your Portrait

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Anchor Chart

Color Theory Basics

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Graphic Organizer

Compare and Contrast Portraits

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Reflection

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