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Digitizing Portraits

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will consider how technologies have changed the way artwork is experienced. They will photograph an inspiring human or animal and digitally manipulate the photo to create a portrait of overlapping shapes using an image editing application.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will consider how technologies have changed the way artwork is preserved, presented, and experienced.

Students will consider the ethical responsibility to oneself and others when taking, altering, and sharing images.

Students will demonstrate a willingness to experiment with digital software as a medium.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss how technologies have changed the way artwork is preserved, presented, and experienced.
  • Lead a discussion on the ethical responsibility to oneself and others when taking, altering, and sharing images.
  • Demonstrate how photographs can be altered through experimentation with an image editing application.
  • Guide students in comparing and contrasting the original photographs with those altered using digital software.

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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

Demonstrate awareness of ethical responsibility to oneself and others when posting and sharing images and other materials through the Internet, social media, and other communication formats.

VA:Cr2.2.7a

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

7.VA:Cr3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Picture-taking device
  • A device with image editing application (such as Sketchpad app)
  • Example images of digital portraits

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

Demonstrate awareness of ethical responsibility to oneself and others when posting and sharing images and other materials through the Internet, social media, and other communication formats.

VA:Cr2.2.7a

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

7.VA:Cr3

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Steps

Analyze Digital Portraits

Analyze digital portraits and how technology has influenced art. Brainstorm an influential person or animal to use as the subject. Discuss the ethical responsibility to oneself and others when taking, altering, and sharing images.

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Instructional Materials

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Digitizing Portraits in Sketchpad

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Image Responsibility

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Compare and Contrast Portraits

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Basic Photography Tips

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Reflection

First, Then, Next Finally

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