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Printing and Kerry James Marshall

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will examine the work of Kerry James Marshall and consider their own identities and backgrounds. Students will sketch a scene that tells a story about their own lives, and create a reduction print image of the scene. Students will write a reflection of their artwork.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will research Kerry James Marshall and consider the stories he tells through his paintings.

Students will reflect on their backgrounds and cultural influences.

Students will sketch a scene that tells the viewer a story about their background.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Present information about Kerry James Marshall, focusing on the stories he tells and how he represents his identity.
  • Direct students to reflect on their influences and identities.
  • Demonstrate sketching a scene that tells the viewer about the artist’s.
  • Demonstrate how to safely use a linoleum cutter and the effects of different blades.

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National Standards


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Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

VA:Cr3.1.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

45 minutes

Demonstration Time

45 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 80# drawing paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Metal bench hooks
  • Linoleum cutting tools and blades
  • Easy-cut linoleum blocks
  • Printmaking ink & brayer
  • Colored pencils
  • Fine-tipped permanent marker

National Standards


Create

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

VA:Cr3.1.7a

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Steps

Learn About Kerry James Marshall & Background Reflection

Research artist Kerry James Marshall and examine how he tells stories about his identity by including symbols and details. Reflect on backgrounds and traditions that could be reflected in artwork.

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

Kerry James Marshall

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Linoleum Block Safety

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Reduction Printing

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Artist Statement Flow Chart

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Reflection

Artmaking Process Reflection

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