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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Graphite Self-Portraits

Created on October 12, 2015 by CaptureCreativity

Using grid transfer, students will focus on creating a proportionally correct value-drawing of a printed selfie.

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10+ sessions; 50 minutes per session

1. SWBAT identify and demonstrate how value creates the illusion of form.
2. SWBAT use a grid to successfully transfer an image.
3. SWBAT show ability using drawing pencils to create and blend value.

1. Drawing Pencils
2. Drawing Paper (proportional to the portraits you'll be using)
3. Good Erasers
4. Student Photos
—Clear binder slips for protection
5. Rulers

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1. Take and print photos of all students
2. I highly suggest placing the images in clear binder slips
—This will preserve the images so that they can be reused
—I printed a grid onto a transparency and placed it into the slip
4. Cut drawing paper proportional to the gridded image
—Ex. If the magazine grid is 1in. squares in 8 rows of 10 (8X10in.), you can make your final paper 1.5in. squares in 8 rows of 10 (12X15in.).

1. Have students LIGHTLY grid papers proportionally
—See step 4 above
—Instructors: They will need your help with this!
2. Transfer the image lightly with lines only
—Draw lightly, follow important lines, pay attention to the grid!
3. Shade
—I have my students start light, and build up to darker values
—They should probably already have some instruction on shading
4. Put the finishing touches on it!
—Make sure values are built up smoothly (where necessary)
—Add in any important detail work

Students are assessed on a rubric that is given out before the project. They are graded on a scale of 0-3 for categories including: Craft, Use of Materials and Technique, and Use of Class Time.

Color/Value, Contrast, Proportion/Size

Drawing, Graphite