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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

Self portrait magazine collage

Created on November 15, 2014 by junquejules

A magazine collage self portrait. A great way to start the semester and get to know your students.

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2 sessions; 60 minutes per session

SWBAT to create a collage that represents their personality.
SWBAT will demonstrate quality craftsmanship in gluing and cutting.
SWBAT demonstrate an understanding of "emphasis".
SWBAT to understand related vocabulary.

1. scissors
2. Elmers Glue All glue or glue sticks
3. Pacon construction paper
4. magazines

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1. Show students examples of Romare Beardin's work. Have students complete vocabulary. (30 minutes)
2. Have students select pictures from magazines (see attached Word document for details of what to include)(30 minutes)
3. neatly cut, and arrange pictures on construction paper. Move around to create a pleasing image. (30 minutes)
4. Glue pictures down. (30 minutes)

Students will be assessed using the attached rubric.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
[5-8] Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[5-8] Students select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[5-8] Students integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks
[5-8] Students use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks

Romare Bearden, Joseph Cornell, Jasper Johns

Surrealism, Pop Art, Folk Art, Contemporary Art, Conceptual Art

Unity/Harmony, Variety

Collage, Mixed Media