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Doodle Portrait Collages

Lesson Plan

Description

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.

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Lesson Objectives

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.

Students will reflect on and write an artist statement about their artwork.

Teaching Strategies

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate how to use marker and water washes to fill in shapes.
  • Guide students in reflecting on their work by writing an artist statement.

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National Standards


Create

Design or redesign objects, places, or systems that meet the identified needs of diverse users.

VA:Cr2.3.6a

Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

VA:Cr1.1.7a

Design or redesign objects, places, or systems that meet the identified needs of diverse users.

6.VA:Cr2.3

Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

7.VA:Cr1.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Magazines
  • 9” x 12” gray construction paper
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Water-based markers
  • Paintbrushes & water cup
  • Black permanent marker

National Standards


Create

Design or redesign objects, places, or systems that meet the identified needs of diverse users.

VA:Cr2.3.6a

Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

VA:Cr1.1.7a

Design or redesign objects, places, or systems that meet the identified needs of diverse users.

6.VA:Cr2.3

Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

7.VA:Cr1.1

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Steps

Brainstorm Doodle Ideas

Brainstorm doodle ideas through the completion of the Doodle Brainstorm! worksheet.

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Instructional Materials

Worksheet

Doodle Brainstorm

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Reference

Types of Pattern

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Nature Patterns

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Picnic Patterns

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Line

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Worksheet

Compare and Contrast Portraits

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Reflection

Brainstorming by the Dozen

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