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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan


Created on July 23, 2015 by msmeyers

Students use photography to create a foreshortened self portrait to recreate in the medium of their choice.

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4 sessions; 55 minutes per session

SWBAT understand foreshortening and how it relates to space and proportion.
SWBAT use digital photography.
SWBAT use accurate proportion in their drawing.
SWBAT choose the medium of their drawing.

Digital camera
Paper in a variety of sizes
Drawing pencils
Colored pencils, chalk pastels, charcoal, etc

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1. Students are introduced to foreshortening through students and masters works.
2. Students practice foreshortening by doing figure drawing studies of their peers.
3. Student photograph each other in poses that push the foreground. They should chose and object or pose that reflects themselves as this is a self portrait (paint brush or football in hand).
4. Students choose the image they want printed and the teacher prints 8 by 10 in black and white.
5. Student chooses media and size of artwork.
6. Optional grid
7. Student completes the project (optional in process critique with teacher or peers)
8. Student and teacher complete rubric.

See attached rubric.


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

[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks
[9-12 Advanced] Students initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems independently using intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[9-12 Advanced] Students demonstrate the ability to compare two or more perspectives about the use of organizational principles and functions in artwork and to defend personal evaluations of these perspectives

Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Conte, Drawing, Graphite, Ink, Marker, Pastel, Pencil, Photography