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Wacky Hair Portrait

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore elements of creating a stylized portrait. Students will then create a mixed media artwork by applying texture using a variety of materials.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will practice how to draw and paint facial proportions and facial features.

Students will discuss how portrait features can be made abstract.

Students will define and identify various ways to create texture in artwork.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Define and discuss portraits and how a portrait can be made stylistically.
  • Demonstrate acrylic painting techniques and color mixing.
  • Facilitate a discussion and define texture.
  • Show different ways of using various materials to create texture in the hair.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of artmaking or designing.

8.VA:Cr2.1

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

6.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Canvas, canvas board, or heavy mixed-media paper
  • Acrylic paint, Brushes, & Water cups
  • Pencil & Eraser
  • White glue, Hot glue, & Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook papers or other colored papers
  • Various hair texture materials

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of artmaking or designing.

8.VA:Cr2.1

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

6.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Sketch Portrait and Paint Background

Sketch the the portrait. Consider stylistic choices such as exaggeration, elongation, and emphasis. Paint around the portrait to separate background.

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Instructional Materials

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Drawing Eyes

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Drawing Lips

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Drawing Noses

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Basic Drawing Vocabulary

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Basic Collage Vocabulary

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Worksheet

The Influence of Images

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Reflection

Most Successful Artwork Reflection

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Formative

Acrylic Techniques Pre-Test

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