PROJECT OVERVIEW:

 In this unit, artists learn about how objects can stand in for feelings and memories. They look at different artists who used metaphor in their portrait work to help describe the personality of their portrait subject. They find different objects that help describe them, learn some basic facial proportions, then incorporate the objects into their portrait to represent their interior interests, thoughts, and feelings.

 

Olivia

2nd Grade

Scope & Sequence:

Lesson 1: In this lesson, students find pictures of things that represent them metaphorically and trace them onto a piece of tracing paper.

Lesson 2: In this lesson, student artists explore how their face is put together and discover that there are some basic rules that artists can follow to know where different features belong. They create a self-portrait by drawing along with the video-lesson, then edit it to fit their personal attributes.

Lesson 3: During this lesson, student artists take their objects and their self-portraits and combine them to create a portrait that represents them both inside and out.

Lesson 4: Students learn how to hold and use their colored pencils to get different effects.

Lesson 5: Allow a fifth day entirely for finishing and refining work. 

Lesson 6: Optional. A final day for finishing.

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The above will take you to a supply list that assumes a class size of 30. Adjust according to your needs. 

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Books & Media:
Lesson 1: A large selection and variety of books w/pictures for students to look through and trace—look for books that address your student’s interests (machinery, animals, cooking, etc.). These can be borrowed from the library or borrowed from classroom teachers.

Art Elements: 

Line, shape/form, color, texture

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Art Principles: 

 

Proportion/scale, emphasis

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National Core Visual Art Standards:

 

Integrations:

Mathematics (proportions/symmetry), Social Studies (studying Frida Kahlo), Counseling (analyzing self)

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Common Core Standards:
SL.1.1a, SL.2.1a, SL.1.3, SL.2.3, SL.2.4, SL.1.5, 2.MD.1, 2.G.3

 

 

Suggestion: Have bins for each table or section that contain the materials. Assign specific student artists the job of passing materials out after the ‘CFU’ part of the lesson, as well as cleaning up after each lesson.

 

Difficulty: Lower Academy

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