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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.

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Areas of Study

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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.

Students will experiment with combining collage and drawn elements to create a surrealist-style portrait

Students will change the context of the portrait from the original state.

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.
  • Encourage experimentation with different approaches and materials to change the context of the portrait.

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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

Present original ideas and innovations for media arts products, utilizing personal experiences and/or the work of others.

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Conceptualize original media arts products, utilizing a variety of creative methods. a. Use brainstorming and modeling. Example: Draw a design of a multi-purpose tool and create it out of foam or cardboard.

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Arrange varied content and components to convey purpose and meaning in different media arts productions, applying associated artistic principles. a. Use artistic concepts of balance and contrast. Example: Recreate a short scene depicting Hansel and Gretel running through the forest, with some students representing static trees and others performing the moving characters. Balance is created by composition of figures in the frame and contrast is shown by static and moving characters.

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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

  • 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

Present original ideas and innovations for media arts products, utilizing personal experiences and/or the work of others.

Grade.5.Anchor.18

Conceptualize original media arts products, utilizing a variety of creative methods. a. Use brainstorming and modeling. Example: Draw a design of a multi-purpose tool and create it out of foam or cardboard.

Grade.4.Anchor.17

Arrange varied content and components to convey purpose and meaning in different media arts productions, applying associated artistic principles. a. Use artistic concepts of balance and contrast. Example: Recreate a short scene depicting Hansel and Gretel running through the forest, with some students representing static trees and others performing the moving characters. Balance is created by composition of figures in the frame and contrast is shown by static and moving characters.

Grade.4.Anchor.16

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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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Nature Patterns

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What is Surrealism?

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