Students will create a collaged portrait drawing using a magazine image, marker washes, and permanent marker. They will experiment with line and pattern to create visual interest through doodle designs and write an artist statement reflecting on their process.
Students will utilize the power of doodling as a way to overcome creative blocks.
Students will experiment with different styles of doodling.
Students will reimagine a magazine portrait using line and pattern.
Facilitate a discussion on the research behind doodling.
Discuss line as an element of art and pattern as a design principle and how they play into doodling designs.
Assist students with brainstorming doodle designs.
Show how to draw a body, form, or continuation of the magazine image.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
Supplies and Materials
9” x 12” gray construction paper
Pencil & eraser
Paintbrushes & water cup
Discuss and Brainstorm Doodle Ideas
Examine the research behind doodling and its benefits.
Discuss line as an element of art and pattern as a design principle used in doodling.
Brainstorm doodle ideas through the completion of the Doodle Brainstorm worksheet.
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