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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Teacher Portraits

Created on October 12, 2015 by CaptureCreativity

Students paint their teachers!

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10+ sessions; 50 minutes per session

1. SWBAT use knowledge of value and acrylic paint to create the illusion of form in a portrait.
2. SWBAT use a grid transfer to create an accurate and proportional portrait.

1. Acrylic Paint—Primary or secondary colors
—Back and white for creating tints and shades
2. Canvas (we used 24x18" stretched canvas)
3. Paint Brushes
4. Pencils
5. Water
6. Teacher Photos

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1. Take and print photos of all teachers
2. Place the images in clear binder slips
—This will preserve the images
—I printed a grid onto a transparency and placed it into the slip
3. Make sure the grid you are laying on top of the image matches your canvas proportions

1. Have students LIGHTLY grid canvas proportionally
—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. Paint
—I had students select two primaries or a primary with a related secondary (plus B&W)
—They should probably already have some experience with painting/mixing
4. Put the finishing touches on it!
—Make sure values are built up carefully
—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, Proportion/Size, Unity/Harmony

Acrylic, Canvas, Painting