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Micrography Self-Portrait

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore their identity as they experiment with using colors, lines, words, and phrases. They will create a background using drawing media and overlay a micrography self-portrait on transparency film.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will brainstorm positive aspects of their identity using words, phrases, and sentences.

Students will experiment with a variety of colors and lines to express their identity visually.

Students will use a variety of drawing tools and techniques.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate brainstorming about identity using words, phrases, and sentences.
  • Demonstrate how to use a variety of colors and lines to represent identity.
  • Teach a variety of drawing tools and techniques.
  • Introduce micrography and guide students through the process of drawing on transparency film over a photo.

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National Standards


Create

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making.

VA:Cr3.1.5a

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

5.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 8" x 10" white drawing paper
  • 12" x 18" colored construction paper
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Coloring tools (e.g., colored pencils, markers etc.)
  • Black and white photocopies of student photos
  • 8.5" x 11" transparency film
  • Fine and ultra fine point permanent markers
  • Paper towel, hand sanitizer, & tape

National Standards


Create

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making.

VA:Cr3.1.5a

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

5.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Brainstorm Identity

Analyze micrography. Discuss the meaning and characteristics of identity. Brainstorm words, phrases, and sentences that represent personal identity. Consider what colors and lines can be associated with personal identity.

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Instructional Materials

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What Makes You, YOU?

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What is Micrography?

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The Emotion of Color

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The Emotion of Line

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Reflection

Identity Artist Statement

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