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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

Artist Manikins

Created on February 10, 2015 by ArtLadyHBK

Students create a sense of movement and value using artist manikins. The manikins also provide practice for drawing correct human proportion.

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1 session; 45 minutes per session

1. Student will be able to draw correct human proportion using an artist manikin for visual reference.
2. Student will be able to use value to create the illusion of form.
3. Student will be able to represent movement with repetition of form.

1. oil pastels
2. art spectra tissue paper cut into squares
3. paper
4. paint brush/water

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Draw a minimum of 3 consecutive art manikin poses.
-mankin poses may overlap
Use oil pastel to add shading to all the shapes to create the illusion of form.
-Students should create a strong sense of direction of light and shadow
Choose a color scheme : -complimentary color to the color used in oil pastel
-analogous color scheme to the color used in oil pastel
Lay the tissue paper squares OVER top of the oil pastel drawing and carefully add water with a brush. The color of the tissue paper will bleed onto the paper below mixing to create a blended background.
Allow the tissue paper to dry over night before removing. Students can add additional oil pastel or watercolor if needed when dry.

Students will upload to artsonia, complete their artist statement and be assessed on the attached rubric.

The lesson was a quick and fun way to practice shading and form creation for students.


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

[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 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

Marcel Duchamp

Proportion/Size, Movement, Form, Color/Value

Mixed Media, Paper, Pastel