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Digitally Designed Self-Portrait

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will learn about digital citizenship as they take a selfie. Students will use digital drawing and basic graphic design tools to create a self-portrait with line, color, and mark-making. Students will display completed artwork in a digital gallery space.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about digital citizenship.

Students will take a selfie to use as a reference and inspiration.

Students will experiment with a variety of basic graphic design tools in a digital drawing program on their device.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Demonstrate proper digital citizenship using a device to create artwork.
  • Discuss how to take a selfie as an inspiration for digital artwork.
  • Teach a variety of basic graphic design techniques using a digital drawing program.
  • Guide students in displaying digital self-portraits virtually or in person.

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National Standards


Create

Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making.

VA:Cr3.1.5a

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital device (camera, computer, tablet)
  • Digital drawing application

National Standards


Create

Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making.

VA:Cr3.1.5a

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

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Steps

Intro and Planning

Review digital citizenship expectations. Discuss how to take a selfie as an inspiration for digital artwork. Take a self-portrait photo or selfie using a digital device.

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Instructional Materials

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A Mona Lisa Case Study

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Design Keyboard Shortcuts

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Intro to Chrome Canvas

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Guide to Digital Citizenship

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Summative

Artist Statement Template

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