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Photomontage Collage Portraits

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will examine the process and artwork of photomontage. They will be introduced to the mixed media artwork of Hannah Höch and create mixed media photo collage portraits that reflect community traditions.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine the photomontage portraits by Hannah Höch.

Students will speculate about the process used to create photomontage.

Students will select a community tradition to depict in their work.

Students will create mixed media portraits using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce photomontage mixed media portraits by Hannah Höch.
  • Facilitate a class conversation speculating about the materials and processes Hannah Höch used.
  • Provide strategies for brainstorming and selecting a community tradition to feature in a mixed media portrait.
  • Demonstrate how to utilize a variety of artistic processes and materials to create a mixed media portrait.

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National Standards


Create

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

3.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • 9" x 12" cardstock or construction paper
  • Magazines
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Black marker
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue

National Standards


Create

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

3.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Prepare the Portrait

Brainstorm community traditions (e.g., attending a birthday party or being visited by the tooth fairy) and select one to depict within a portrait. Take a portrait photo with any device and print it on a basic printer, if necessary for the theme.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

What is Photomontage?

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Artist Bio

Hannah Höch

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Worksheet

Identifying Community Traditions

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What is Mixed Media?

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Reflection

Did I? Finished Artwork Review

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