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Fantasy Patterned Portraits

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a surrealist-style, fantasy collage portrait using magazine images. Students will create new meaning by experimenting with applying patterns throughout the body, hair, accessories, and background.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will discuss the characteristics of Surrealism.

Students will select magazine portrait images to include in their work.

Students will design a body, hair, accessories, and a background with pattern and line.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion on the images and ideas of surrealism.
  • Guide students in choosing a magazine portrait and attaching it to background paper.
  • Demonstrate drawing an animal or human-like body surrounding the portrait.
  • Teach how to incorporate patterns to create complex designs.

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National Standards


Create

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

VA:Cr1.1.3a

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.4a

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

3.VA:Cr1.1

Brainstorm individual and collaborative approaches to a creative art or design problem.

4.VA:Cr1.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

25 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Magazines
  • Black permanent marker
  • 9” x 12” construction paper
  • Glue stick & scissors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Water cup
  • Pencil & eraser

National Standards


Create

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

VA:Cr1.1.3a

Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.

VA:Cr1.1.4a

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

3.VA:Cr1.1

Brainstorm individual and collaborative approaches to a creative art or design problem.

4.VA:Cr1.1

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Steps

Discuss

Participate in a discussion of surrealism. Compare and contrast images.

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Instructional Materials

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Types of Pattern

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Nature Patterns

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What is Surrealism?

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Formative

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