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Window Into Me Portraits

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will use mixed media as a method for juxtaposing a printed self-portrait as they create a window to figuratively and literally present through. They will manipulate the self-portrait to conceal or reveal layers of self using collage, type, and paint.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will compare and contrast mixed media artists, noting images that impact ideas and emotions.

Students will use concept maps and thumbnails to plan and organize methods for creating art considering collage type.

Students will manipulate printed self-portraits through collage, paint, stencils, typography, and other mixed media.

Students will juxtapose 2D media choices to convey ideas and emotions using opacity to create layers of depth.

Students will create window panes as vignettes for viewing vellum and transparency layers.

Students will complete self-reflection critiques.

Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate discussion and analysis of mixed media artists.
  • Encourage brainstorming and mind-mapping to organize ideas.
  • Demonstrate collage techniques and methods.
  • Show window assembly.
  • Teach a variety of mixed media applications, modeling proper media usage as needed.
  • Guide students through a self-reflection.

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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 art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

Select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear and compelling presentations.

VA:Cr2.3.8a

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

Select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear and compelling presentations.

8.VA:Cr2.3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • 8 ½" x 11" white drawing paper
  • 5" x 7" sheets of vellum or acetate
  • Clear tape, glue stick or white glue
  • Scissors
  • White construction paper
  • Magazine collage materials
  • Printed black and white picture of student
  • Mixed media (watercolor, paints, markers, collage, etc.)

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.8a

Select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear and compelling presentations.

VA:Cr2.3.8a

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

Select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear and compelling presentations.

8.VA:Cr2.3

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Steps

Compare & Contrast Mixed Media Artist

Compare and contrast mixed media artists Robert Rauschenberg and Romare Bearden.

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Instructional Materials

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A Guide to Reveal or Conceal

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Compare and Contrast Portraits

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Artist Bio

Romare Bearden

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Reflection

First, Then, Next Finally

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