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Portrait of Emotion

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will consider how value and chiaroscuro can create a sense of emotion in a work of art. They will create a painting that utilizes extreme shadows and highlights to represent aspects of their own identity and emotions.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore the uses of chiaroscuro in art history.

Students will discuss and reflect on personal situations, emotions, and identity.

Students will identify the influence of emotion in artworks and formulate how they can infuse emotion in their work.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss how artworks throughout history have utilized chiaroscuro to show emotion.
  • Facilitate a discussion about how emotions are fluid and different from identities.
  • Guide students in identifying emotions and feelings in artwork.
  • Demonstrate how to create a painting using the chiaroscuro technique.

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National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

Acc.VA:Cr1.2

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours and 35 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Picture-taking device
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Painting support
  • Paintbrushes
  • Water cup
  • Paint (acrylic or oil)
  • Images of chiaroscuro artworks in history

National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

Acc.VA:Cr1.2

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Steps

Explore Identity & Emotions

Discuss identity and emotions. Analyze how artworks throughout history have utilized value and the chiaroscuro technique to show emotion.

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Instructional Materials

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The Story of Chiaroscuro

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Chiaroscuro Techniques

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Feelings, Moods, and Emotions

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Reference

All About Value

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Reference

Adding Value to Create Form

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Reflection

4 3 2 1 Reflection

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