Archive for Secondary Lesson Plans

Symbolic Self Portraits

Students learned about artist Chuck Close, and his unique grid style portraits.   We discussed the role of portraiture in Art, and how portraits can communicate information about the person.  The students used the grid format of Chuck Close to create enlarged self-portraits.   Students then learned about the value scale and symbols. They learned how to create a symbol that would be light or dark in value, and how to express something about themselves in their symbols.  They then used the variety of symbols to complete their self-portraits.

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Social Comment Graffiti

High school students explored the way Art can be a tool to make a social comment in Art.  We looked at graffiti, and discovered that it usually sends a message to the public, but has become an art form as it uses the elements of art to convey a visually pleasing message.  Students used graffitigenerator.com to create a graffiti word.  Their word had to be a solution to a social problem.  Once students had their word, we used the rules of 2pt. perspective to create a building to “graffiti” our word on.

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Imagination Atmospheric Landscapes

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Surreal Facial Feature Landscape

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Recycled Fused Glass Jewelry

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Personal History Map prints

Students learned about their life as a journey and created a map through printmaking to document their life experiences.

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Symbolic Self Portraits

Students learned about artist Chuck Close, and his unique grid style portraits.   We discussed the role of portraiture in Art, and how portraits can communicate information about the person.  The students used the grid format of Chuck Close to create enlarged self-portraits.   Students then learned about the value scale and symbols. They learned how to create a symbol that would be light or dark in value, and how to express something about themselves in their symbols.  They then used the variety of symbols to complete their self-portraits.

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