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Dream Drawing

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the movement of Surrealism by creating fantasy-inspired dream drawings. They will brainstorm ideas for their piece and experiment with negative space, line, and pattern in marker on a tissue paper color-bleed background.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will discuss the style and meaning of Surrealism in relation to what it communicates to the audience.

Students will brainstorm ideas for imagery and patterns.

Students will choose tissue paper colors to create a tissue paper color-bleed background.

Students will use lines, images, and patterns to fill negative space.

Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a class discussion on Surrealism and its imagery and symbolism.
  • Explain how imagery conveys messages and communicates to viewers.
  • Share dream brainstorming processes to produce ideas.
  • Demonstrate how to blend colors for a tissue paper color-bleed background.
  • Show how to fill negative space with imagery and pattern.

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National Standards


Create

Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

VA:Cr1.1.7a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

25 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Color bleed tissue paper
  • 9” x 12” multimedia or heavyweight paper
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Black permanent marker

National Standards


Create

Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

VA:Cr1.1.7a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

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Steps

Discuss

Discuss surrealism and fantasy art. Brainstorm image ideas for the piece.

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Types of Pattern

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Expanded Color Wheel

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What is Surrealism?

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Worksheet

Dream Brainstorm

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Critique

Tell, Explain, Describe, Critique Guide

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