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Cubist Animals

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the Cubist movement by creating their own Cubist-like image of an animal, using multiple views of the same animal in one drawing. They will use a marker-bleed technique to add a painterly effect to the work.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will study an animal of choice as their subject matter.

Students will create a drawing using multiple views of the same animal.

Students will use a marker wash for added color and value.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Demonstrate drawing the profile image of an animal.
  • Show adding an additional view of the animal to blend with the profile image.
  • Explain how to vary the thickness of line.
  • Teach the marker-bleed technique.

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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

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Black permanent markers
  • 9” x 12” construction paper
  • Water-based markers
  • Paintbrushes
  • Water cups
  • Pencils
  • Erasers

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

Draw the Profile

Draw an animal in profile view on construction paper using a pencil. Leave the details to a minimum.

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What is Cubism?

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Reference

Pablo Picasso Artist Bio

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Summative

Mini Artist Statement

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