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Powerful Women

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze artwork by Shepard Fairey and consider how he portrays women. Students will create a digital poster of a female leader inspired by Fairey’s art. Students will reflect on the completed art and how it can influence the viewer and reflect group identity.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will analyze artwork by Shepard Fairey and consider the way he portrays women.

Students will research female leaders who have influenced communities.

Students will incorporate the portrait and qualities of a selected leader into a unique work of art.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce artwork by Shepard Fairey and discuss the visual qualities of his art and how he portrays women.
  • Facilitate research of female leaders who have influenced communities.
  • Demonstrate how to incorporate the portrait and qualities of a selected leader into a unique work of art.
  • Demonstrate how to use a digital drawing application to create a digital poster of the female leader.

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National Standards


Create

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

40 minutes

Demonstration Time

45 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital drawing device (such as an iPad)
  • Digital drawing application (such as Procreate)
  • Stylus (optional)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Sketch paper
  • Images of artwork by Shepard Fairey

National Standards


Create

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

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Steps

Introduction to Shepard Fairey

Introduce artwork by Shepard Fairey. Discuss the visual qualities of his artwork and portrayal of women. Consider how art can be used to represent and reflect group identity and how it can influence viewers.

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

Shepard Fairey

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Reference

When Is It OK to Borrow Images?

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Anchor Chart

Color Schemes

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Lists

Collection of Symbols in Art

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Worksheet

Heroes and Leaders Brainstorming

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Critique

10 Questions for Critiques

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