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Emotional Organs

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a series of low relief prints depicting a human body organ. Each print will be hand-embellished to portray a feeling or emotion.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create a body organ illustration on a printing plate.

Students will print a body organ image several times.

Students will hand-embellish their prints to convey an emotion or story.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Assist in the brainstorming process.
  • Demonstrate how to draw a stylized and detailed organ illustration and how to transfer the image to the printing plate.
  • Demonstrate how to cut the printing block to create a low relief.
  • Demonstrate how to register the printing plate.

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National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and Contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

1 hour

Student Studio Time

6 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Soft linoleum printing plates
  • Linoleum cutters
  • Brayers
  • Printing ink
  • Printing paper
  • Supplies for embellishments (drawing, painting, collage)

National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and Contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr1.2.IIIa

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

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Steps

Draw an Organ

Explore anatomical drawings of the body organs (brain, lungs, liver, kidney, heart, etc.). Draw the organ on at least one linoleum printing block - use two if needed for another color. Cut the linoleum to create a low relief print.

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Types of Printmaking

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Brainstorming Thumbnails

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Basic Printmaking Vocabulary

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Artmaking Process Reflection

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