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I Speak for Me

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will view and reflect on expressive self-portraits from art history. They will create an expressive self-portrait using crayons and paint.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will view expressive portraits from art history considering how an artist expresses their “voice.”

Students will brainstorm a list of descriptive words expressing how they are unique.

Students will consider space, layout, and composition.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Guide students in analyzing and sorting expressive portraits from art history.
  • Demonstrate brainstorming descriptive words to incorporate into self-portraits.
  • Facilitate laying out the composition to create space for both the portrait and background.
  • Teach a variety of media techniques to create a self-portrait.

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National Standards


Create

Identify and classify uses of everyday objects through drawings, diagrams, sculptures, or other visual means.

VA:Cr2.3.1a

Identify and classify uses of everyday objects through drawings, diagrams, sculptures, or other visual means.

1.VA:Cr2.3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • 12″ x 18″ drawing paper
  • Pencil, eraser, permanent marker
  • Sketchbook or sketch paper
  • Oil pastels and crayons
  • Tempera cake or watercolor
  • Scissors and glue
  • Device with camera and word processing (optional)
  • Printer (optional)

National Standards


Create

Identify and classify uses of everyday objects through drawings, diagrams, sculptures, or other visual means.

VA:Cr2.3.1a

Identify and classify uses of everyday objects through drawings, diagrams, sculptures, or other visual means.

1.VA:Cr2.3

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Steps

Explore and Brainstorm

Analyze and categorize self-portraits from art history. Consider the ways an artist can express their personal voice. Brainstorm descriptive words and pictures that express personal identity and emotions in a sketchbook or on sketch paper.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Expressive Self Portraits

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Reference

Portrait Template

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Reflection

Identity Artist Statement

Assessment
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
Create a Unit
ADD

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